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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Multilingual Internet
Subtitle: Language, Culture, and Communication Online
Edited By: Brenda Danet
Susan C. Herring
Description:

Two-thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this,
most scholarly literature on the internet and
computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This
is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages
other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of
language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central
topics: writing systems, the structures and features of local languages and
how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages,
and gender issues, public policy issues, and so on. The scope of languages
discussed in the volume is unusually broad, including English, French,
Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Portugese. This book
will be of great interest to anyone studying linguistics, applied
linguistics, communication, anthropology, and information sciences.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
French
Greek, Modern
Japanese
Portuguese
Spanish
Thai
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ISBN: 0195304799
ISBN-13: 9780195304794
Pages: 464
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ISBN: 0195304802
ISBN-13: 9780195304800
Pages: 464
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