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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Language Online

NAOMI S. BARON.

in Always On

April 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 6872 words.

This chapter provides an overview of what is meant by language in an online and mobile world, offering a chronological precis of the types of language media to emerge over the past...

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Language Choice Online

Mark Warschauer, Ghada R. El Said and Ayman Zohry.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 6211 words.

There has been a good deal of concern around the world about the disproportionate role of English on the Internet and thus a possible displacement of other languages. Yet little prior...

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Enhancing the Status of Catalan versus Spanish in Online Academic Forums

Salvador Climent, Joaquim MorÉ, Antoni Oliver, MÍriam Salvatierra, Imma SÀnchez and TaulÉ Mariona.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8797 words.

This chapter presents an in-depth linguistic evaluation of a corpus of messages posted in several bilingual newsgroups in Catalonia (Spain). The social context is a situation of...

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When Friends Who Talk Together Stalk Together: Online Gossip as Metacommunication

Graham M. Jones, Bambi B. Schieffelin and Rachel E. Smith.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7692 words.

Drawing on instant messaging (IM) conversations recorded between 2006 and 2009, this chapter analyzes American teenagers' normative assessments of peers' online practices. These assessments...

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Developing the ARC: Creating an online autonomy resource centre

Tony Cripps.

in Independent Language Learning

September 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 3951 words.

This chapter discusses the development of an ‘autonomy supportive environment’ in the form of an online ‘Autonomy Resource Centre’ at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Having outlined...

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“Ride Hard, Live Forever”: Translocal Identities in an Online Community of Extreme Sports Christians

Saija Peuronen.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8143 words.

This chapter considers the use of bilingual language resources by members of one particular online community: Finnish Christians sharing an interest in extreme sports. The translocal nature...

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Banal Globalization? Embodied Actions and Mediated Practices in Tourists’ Online Photo Sharing

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8501 words.

This chapter examines a particular instance of photo-sharing on Flickr: the posting of forced perspective snapshots taken by tourists at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This media site provides...

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Introduction

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 14268 words.

This introductory chapter reviews research on the language(s) of CMC in a variety of linguistic/sociocultural contexts, focusing on constraints of writing systems; linguistic and discourse...

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Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features in Japanese BBS Communication

Yukiko Nishimura.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8228 words.

This chapter explores the linguistic and interactional properties of informal asynchronous CMC in Japanese, using Bulletin Board System (BBS) messages sent to fan sites as the primary...

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Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives’ Chat Room

Hirofumi Katsuno and Christine Yano.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9191 words.

This chapter analyzes female cyber-sociality in Japanese housewife chat rooms, especially the visual play of kaomoji (“face marks”; emoticons) to express intimacy in virtual interaction,...

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The Multilingual Internet

Edited by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring.

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 464 pages.

Although English is the de facto lingua franca of the Internet, most Internet users are not native speakers of English. Two-thirds of the one billion users now online communicate in other...

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The Multilingual and Multiorthographic Taiwan-Based Internet

Hsi-Yao Su.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9005 words.

This chapter investigates creative uses of writing systems on the electronic bulletin boards (BBSs) of two college student organizations in Taipei, Taiwan. Data were collected from postings...

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“It’s All Greeklish to Me!”

Theodora Tseliga.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9480 words.

This chapter investigates the use of Roman-alphabeted Greek in CMC, a phenomenon known as “Greeklish.” Quantitative analyses of a group of discourse features were conducted on a small...

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Greeklish and Greekness

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9012 words.

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of...

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Gender and Turn Allocation in a Thai Chat Room

Siriporn Panyametheekul and Susan C. Herring.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8995 words.

Turn-taking and response patterns in a popular Thai chat room on the Web are analyzed in light of Sacks, Schegloff, and Jefferson’s (1974) model of turn allocation in face-to-face...

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Breaking Conversational Norms on a Portuguese Users’ Network

Sandi Michele De Oliveira.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 9042 words.

This chapter examines conversational threads of asynchronous emails exchanged on a Portuguese university’s staff users’ network. The threads would be considered impolite in face-to-face...

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How Much Multilingualism?

John C. Paolillo.

in The Multilingual Internet

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8761 words.

Linguistic diversity on the Internet is often said to be increasing, particularly by marketing research groups seeking to identify global trends in Internet business. This chapter addresses...

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The Internet, Language, and Virtual Interactions

Piia Varis and Tom van Nuenen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7465 words.

This chapter outlines both historical and future perspectives on language and the Internet, and addresses core issues and topics in this broad field, such as online-offline dynamics, the...

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“Stuff White People Like”: Stance, Class, Race, and Internet Commentary

Shana Walton and Alexandra Jaffe.

in Digital Discourse

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7801 words.

This chapter analyzes the humorous blog Stuff White People Like, examining both the stances towards Whiteness taken by the author as well as the stances taken up by readers in online...

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Newspeak, Counterspeak and Linguistic Memory

Ingunn Lunde.

in Language on Display

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 5165 words.

This chapter highlights issues surrounding language ideologies, with a particular focus on the ways in which the role and function of Soviet-style language have been transformed in the...

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