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Words Onscreen

By Naomi S. Baron

Words Onscreen "explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read."


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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Chomsky quote source
Author:  Sean Dimond (S&T Onsite)
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Philosophy of Language

Summary:   SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED TO MY QUERY TO THIS LIST, AND AFTER A
FEW DAYS OF INTERNET RESEARCH AND EMAILING WITH A FEW COLLEAGUES AND
FOLLOWERS OF NC, I HAVE HAD NO DEFINITIVE ANSWER AS TO WHETHER OR NOT
NC ACTUALLY 'SAID' THAT A DIVINE POWER GAVE US LANGUAGE IN THAT SINGLE
INSPIRED STROKE... AND WHIILE SOME HAVE HINTED THAT THE NC 'COULD' OF
SAID IT, MOST EVERYONE HAS AGREED THAT NC WOULD *NEVER* OF SAID THIS
AND MEANT IT IN ANY LITERAL SENSE.

I EMAILED TIME MAGAZINE AND MY RESPONSE FROM AN EDITOR SAID THAT THE
CNN.COM QUOTE WAS MERELY A CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEWS ARTICLE, DEC. 5,
1998, TITLED

LL Issue: 10.85
Date Posted: 19-Jan-1999
Original Query: Read original query