Live webcast: Language and the Internet
|Date/Time:||Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 at 3:00 pm|
|Location:||Doziel Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall|
|Channel:||ISU Lecture Series|
|Categories:||Lectures Student activities|
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What influence is the Internet having on language, and what is happening to language as it comes to be used on the Internet? There is a great deal of misleading popular mythology, which needs to be replaced by precise linguistic description. This talk presents the view that the Internet is in some respects a linguistic revolution, introducing new opportunities for communication, but that its influence on individual languages has so far been quite limited.