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LINGUIST List 21.1953

Fri Apr 23 2010

Books: Computational Linguistics: Sproat

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        1.    Jane Hamilton, Language, Technology, and Society: Sproat

Message 1: Language, Technology, and Society: Sproat
Date: 21-Apr-2010
From: Jane Hamilton <jane.hamiltonoup.com>
Subject: Language, Technology, and Society: Sproat
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Title: Language, Technology, and Society
Published: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199549382.do

Author: Richard W Sproat
Hardback: ISBN: 0199549389 9780199549382 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 25.00
Abstract:

This book traces the history of language technology from writing - the first
technology specifically designed for language - to digital speech and other
contemporary language systems. The book describes the social impact of
technological developments over five millennia, and addresses topics such as
the ways in which literacy has influenced cognitive and scientific development;
the social impact of modern speech technology; the influence of various printing
technologies; the uses and limitations of machine translation; how far mass
information access is a means for exploitation or enlightenment; the deciphering
of ancient scripts; and technical aids for people with language disabilities.

Richard Sproat writes in a clear, readable style, introducing linguistic and other
scientific concepts as they are needed. His book offers fascinating reading for
everyone interested in how language and technology have shaped and continue
to shape our day-to-day lives.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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