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It's Been Said Before

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication
Edited By: Susan C. Herring
Dieter Stein
Tuija Virtanen
Series Title: Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS] 9

The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110214451
Pages: 758
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110214468
Pages: 758
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00