Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Book Information


Title: Language and the Internet
Subtitle: (2nd Edition)
Written By: David Crystal

2nd Edition of Language and the Internet

In recent years, the Internet has come to dominate our lives. E-mail,
instant messaging and chat are rapidly replacing conventional forms of
correspondence, and the Web has become the first port of call for both
information enquiry and leisure activity. How is this affecting language?
There is a widespread view that as 'technospeak' comes to rule, standards
will be lost. In this book, David Crystal argues the reverse: that the
Internet has encouraged a dramatic expansion in the variety and creativity
of language. Covering a range of Internet genres, including e-mail, chat,
and the Web, this is a revealing account of how the Internet is radically
changing the way we use language. This second edition has been thoroughly
updated to account for more recent phenomena, with a brand new chapter on
blogging and instant messaging. Engaging and accessible, it will continue
to fascinate anyone who has ever used the Internet.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511243554
Prices: U.S. $ 24.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 316
Prices: U.S. $ 29.99