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The Language of ICT: Information and Communication Technology: Information Communication Technology (Intertext) [Paperback]

Tim Shortis
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Table of Contents

Preface 1. What is it? The nature of new technologies and electronic text 2. Laying it out: Graphology, desktop publishing and multi-modal texts 3. Presenting it. How new technologies are presented in advertising and magazines 4. Specialising in it: Field specific language, jargon and subcultures 5. Naming it: Where do the new words come from? 6. Forming it: Word formation and new words 7. Tracking it: Tracing new words coming into language 8. Picturing it. Icons, symbols and metaphors 9. Mixing it. Mixed modes in e-mail and bulletin board messages 10. Speaking it in writing: Interactive written discourse in chat Glossary of key terms Bibliography and further references Website with sample electronic texts, language investigation projects and links

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