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ERIC Number: EJ634533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Teenagers in Cyberspace: An Investigation of Language Use and Language Change in Internet Chatrooms.
Merchant, Guy
Journal of Research in Reading, v24 n3 p293-306 Oct 2001
Illustrates how the use of popular electronic communication is resulting in linguistic innovation within new, virtual social networks in a way that reflects more wide-reaching changes in the communication landscape. Suggests that teenagers and young people are in the vanguard of these processes of change as they fluently exploit the possibilities of digital technology, radically changing the face of literacy. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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