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Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading

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Naomi Baron examines the history of written English, the impact of the digital age on it, and the implications for its future. In the fast moving world of email, spelling and punctuation take a back seat to content that is more like spoken conversations than anything else. Permanence and formality are becoming disposable anachronisms of written English. Baron proclaims, we are not powerless to affect these changes.

Synopsis:

In Alphabet to Email Naomi Baron takes us on a fascinating and often entertaining journey through the history of the English language, showing how technology - especially email - is gradually stripping language of its formality.

Drawing together strands of thinking about writing, speech, pedagogy, technology, and globalization, Naomi Baron explores the ever-changing relationship between speech and writing and considers the implications of current language trends on the future of written English.

Alphabet to Email will appeal to anyone who is curious about how the English language has changed over the centuries and where it might be going.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415186865
Author:
Baron, Naomi S.
Publisher:
Brunner-Routledge
Author:
Baron, Naomi S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Phonetics & Phonics
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics - Phonetics & Phonology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.24x6.22x.78 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Alphabet to Email Naomi Baron takes us on a fascinating and often entertaining journey through the history of the English language, showing how technology - especially email - is gradually stripping language of its formality.

Drawing together strands of thinking about writing, speech, pedagogy, technology, and globalization, Naomi Baron explores the ever-changing relationship between speech and writing and considers the implications of current language trends on the future of written English.

Alphabet to Email will appeal to anyone who is curious about how the English language has changed over the centuries and where it might be going.

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