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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

"In this book, Richard Kern explores how technology matters to language and the ways in which we use it. Kern reveals how material, social and individual resources interact in the design of textual meaning, and how that interaction plays out across contexts of communication, different situations of technological mediation, and different moments in time."


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Title: The Language of ICT
Written By: Tim Shortis
Description:

This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on new communication technologies. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced writer and teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook, 'Working with Texts: A core book for language analysis'. 'The Language of ICT': * explores the nature of the electronic word and presents the new types of text in which it is found * examines the impact of rapid technological change * analyses different texts, including email and answerphone messages, webpages, faxes, computer games and articles about IT * provides detailed guidance on downloading material from the web, gives URLs to visit, and includes a dedicated webpage * includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415222753
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 128pp
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