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ERIC Number: EJ1032306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Internet-Based Communication
Gernsbacher, Morton Ann
Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, v51 n5-6 p359-373 2014
Google the question, "How is the Internet changing the way we communicate?," and you will find no shortage of opinions, or fears, about the Internet altering the way we communicate. Although the Internet is not necessarily making communication briefer (neither is the Internet making communication less formal), the Internet is manifesting our preference for writing over speaking. I propose that our preference for communicating through Internet-based text derives from a fundamental feature of writing: In contrast to speech, which is most often synchronous, text is most often asynchronous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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