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Title: Wie Jugendliche schreiben [How Young People Write]
Subtitle: Schreibkompetenz und neue Medien
Written By: Christa Dürscheid
Franc Wagner
Sarah Brommer
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110236118-1
Series Title: Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 41
Description:

Today, young people write in their leisure time far more than they did 15
years ago. Most often they use new media to do their writing. This book
explores whether the frequent writing of short messages and e-mails and
participation in chats and social networks like Facebook have an influence
on writing in school. Are there any similarities and relationships between
the texts written in school and the private texts? For the first time,
based on comprehensive data from Swiss students, this book provides
empirical answers to these questions.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110236125
Pages: 294
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110236118
Pages: 294
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95