|U. of Antwerp, Dept of Germanic Languages|
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"Takes a novel approach to the history of American English by focusing on hotbeds of linguistic activity throughout American history."
"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."