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Title: Silicon Literacies
Subtitle: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age
Edited By: Ilana Snyder
Series Title: Literacies

Written by leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, Silicon Literacies examine the implications of electronic text. From role-playing in computer games to eBay to Internet degree programs, this book reveals that being "computer-literate" entails an understanding of how different modalities combine to create meaning. The contributors of this book recognize that in the digital age reading and writing are only a part of what it means to be literate. This book facilitates an understanding of the ways in which new technology influences, shapes and even transforms the concept of literacy.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415276683
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: 27.95