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The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0195304802
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"This book constitutes a landmark contribution to investigations into varied facets of language, culture, and onine communication. Just as [Naomi] Baron comments, it will prove to be a classic work among the internet literature. The volume will provide an invaluable resource for students as well as researchers in an array of fields." --Linguist List

About the Author

Brenda Danet is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and Communication at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Susan Herring is a Professor of Information Science and Linguistics at Indiana University.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195304802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195304800
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.1 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm a sociologist and communication scholar, now retired from the Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, and currently a Research Affiliate in the Dept. of Anthropology at Yale University. My recent work focuses on language, culture and communication on the Internet. In 2001 I published Cyberpl@y: Communicating Online (Berg, Oxford). Now I have a new book, co-edited with Susan C. Herring, a linguist at Indiana University, The Multilingual Internet: Language, Communication, and Culture Online (Oxford, 2007). This book, as well as two others, Pulling Strings: Biculturalism in Israeli Bureaucracy (SUNY, 1989) & Cyberpl@y, are all listed on Amazon.
The Table of Contents for The Multilingual Internet is available both at http://pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msdanet/multilingTOC.html and at http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SociolinguisticsAnthropologicalL/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780195304800 . You may also be interested in visiting the Companion Website for Cyberpl@y: http://pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msdanet/cyberplay/.

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The Multilingual Internet
This book edited by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring is the joint effort of more than ten different authors. This book gathers some of the problems that people from different cultures and languages encounter in the internet. It's is divided into five parts: The first part is about the writing systems and the internet; the second is about linguistic discourse features of the computer mediated communication; the third part is about gender and culture; the fourth is about language choice and code switching; and the fifth part is about language diversity.

Part I. Writing Systems and the Internet
The first part deals with the problem of languages that are not based on the Roman alphabet. The examples presented are from the Arabic golf, Taiwan, Greece, and French, although, the problem with French is a different one. The problem with French is the neography, the unconventional spelling of the language in CMC (computer mediated communication). In the other cases they use a Romanized version of their own language. In Greece, this phenomenon is called Greeklish in which the Greek phonemics is represented in the Roman alphabet. This problem is due to the fact that the software does not support Arabic, Chinese, or Greek alphabets, however, many of these languages have supporting software but they are difficult to use. In the case of Taiwan it takes four steps to write a single kanji (Chinese character).
Greeklish is viewed in three different perspectives. The first one is that is viewed as a threat to the Greek language stated by the Academy of Athens and it's not well founded.
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