ERIC Number: EJ513242
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Literary Metaphors and Other Linguistic Innovations in Computer Language.
Nilsen, Kelvin Don; Nilsen, Alleen Pace
English Journal, v84 n6 p65-71 Oct 1995
Suggests that by analyzing the slang and the modifications of English used on computers today, teachers and students stand to learn more about standard English. Examines the literary origins from which many computer words are taken. Explains alternate spellings, acronyms, metaphors, and use of brand names. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special section: The Electronic Classroom.