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Because internet : understanding the new rules of language / Gretchen McCulloch.

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  • 20 of 20 copies available at SPARK Libraries.

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Albright Memorial Library 302.231 MCCULLO (Text) 50686015522076 Stacks Available -
Altoona Area Public Library - Transportation Center 302.23 MCC (Text) 33240004916006 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cambria County Library 302.231 M133b (Text) 85131001684415 CACM Non-Fiction Available -
Dalton Community Library 302.231 MCCULLO (Text) 50689010433711 Stacks Available -
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 302.23 MCC Nonfiction (Text) 34001001357837 Adult Area Available -
Emmaus Public Library 302.231 McCU (Text) 36446001996969 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Green Free Library (Wellsboro) 302.231 MCC (Text) 92524222 GFWM Main Room Available -
Indian Valley Public Library 302.231 McCulloch Language (Text) 39427103447199 Nonfiction Room: Adult Nonfiction Available -
Lower Macungie Library 302.231 MCC (Text) 33400001449241 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 302.231 MCC 2019 (Text) 31001101765726 Adult Non Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735210936
  • ISBN: 0735210934
  • Physical Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Informal writing -- Language and society -- Internet people -- Typographical tone of voice -- Emoji and other internet gestures -- How conversations change -- Memes and internet culture -- A new metaphor.
Summary, etc.:
"A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread. Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Language and the Internet.
English language > 21st century.
Social media > Semiotics.

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