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Alphabet to Email : How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading

Alphabet to Email : How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading - 00 edition

Alphabet to Email : How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780415186865

ISBN10: 0415186862

Alphabet to Email : How Written English Evolved and Where It
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2000
International: No
Alphabet to Email : How Written English Evolved and Where It

ISBN13: 9780415186865

ISBN10: 0415186862

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 00

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Summary

Naomi Baron examines the history of written English, the impact of the digital age on it, and the implications for its future.
In the fast moving world of email, spelling and punctuation take a back seat to content that is more like spoken conversations than anything else. Permanence and formality are becoming disposable anachronisms of written English.
Baron proclaims, we are not powerless to affect these changes.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
1.Robin Hood's Retort
2.Legitimating Written English
3.Who Writes, Who Reads, and Why
4.Setting Standards
5.The Rise of English Comp
6.Commas and Canaries
7.What Remington Thought
8.Language at a Distance
9.Why the Jury's Still Out on Email
10.Epilogue:Destiny or Choice
Notes
Bibliography
Index