ERIC Number: EJ570328
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Letters by Phone or Speech by Other Means: The Linguistics of Email.
Baron, Naomi S.
Language & Communication, v18 n2 p133-70 Apr 1998
Discussion of the linguistic character of electronic mail (e-mail) looks at technology's role in shaping spoken and written usage, the growth of e-mail as a new communication genre, and formal linguistic properties of e-mail. Proposes a model of e-mail as a creolizing linguistic modality, analogous to pidginization and creolization processes well known in spoken language. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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