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

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How is technology changing the way we write?

In the fast-moving world of email, content is far more important than spelling and punctuation. Is it time to throw away the old rules--or should we hurry to the rescue?

From pen-and-parchment to the email revolution, Naomi Baron's provocative account shows how a surprising variety of factors-not just technology, but also religious beliefs, the law, nationalism, and economics - shape the ways we read, write and communicate. Along the way, readers will discover that:

- Long before keyboards and carpal tunnel syndrome, monks grumbled about the ergonomics of the medieval scriptorium

- The Stationers of England once declared that Authors are too mercenary that write books for money.

- In 1902 the Times of London proclaimed of the telephone: An overwhelming majority of the population do not use it and are not likely to use it at all.

- Many children who seldom spoke to their parents at home now communicate with them through email

- Studies show that whether or not you use a signature on emails can depend on your status

- And much more.

From Alphabet to Email is for anyone who is interested in the history of language and writing, who is concerned about the impact of the digital age on literacy and education, and for everyone who cares about the future of the language.

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.

Synopsis:

that whether or not you use a signature on emails can depend on your status

- And much more.

From Alphabet to Email is for anyone who is interested in the history of language and writing, who is concerned about the impact of the digital age on literacy and education, and for everyone who cares about the future of the language.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-304) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415186858
Author:
Baron, Naomi S.
Publisher:
Brunner-Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
English language
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - Electronic Mail
Subject:
Written communication
Subject:
English language -- Written English.
Subject:
Written communication - English-
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9.48x6.38x.91 in. 1.27 lbs.

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Product details 316 pages Brunner-Routledge - English 9780415186858 Reviews:
"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.

"Synopsis" by , that whether or not you use a signature on emails can depend on your status

- And much more.

From Alphabet to Email is for anyone who is interested in the history of language and writing, who is concerned about the impact of the digital age on literacy and education, and for everyone who cares about the future of the language.

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