English in Computer-Mediated Communication
Variation, Representation, and Change
Ed. by Squires, Lauren
Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 93
Aims and Scope
This book addresses the nature of English use within contexts of computer-mediated communication (CMC). CMC includes technologies through which not only is language transmitted, but cultures are formed, ideologies are shaped, power is contested, and sociolinguistic boundaries are crossed and blurred. The volume therefore examines the English language in particular in CMC – what it looks like, what it accomplishes, and what it means to speakers.