A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak

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This exciting glossary provides all the answers. It includes an A to Z of the jargon entering the English language with the rise of the Internet and mobile phone technology, and it gives a dictionary-style treatment of those Internet terms which have begun to change their meaning in colloquial speech. Alongside a definition, each of these entries contains a set of illustrations showing contemporary usage, helping you to understand and - if you wish - actively participate in the cool communication of the electronic age. A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak also contains a comprehensive guide to the special languages that have developed within electronic media - smileys and text messaging - and a complete listing of Internet domain names. Features: The first glossary of Internet and mobile phone terminology Includes numerous examples of real usage Written by a leading expert on language and linguistics Contains comprehensive lists of special symbols.

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"A delightful little book for scholars and general readers alike." -- "Choice" "If your goal is to keep pace with the trends in Internet language, this book is a must-have." -- Dave Dowling, "Technical Communication," May 2006 "A delightful little book for scholars and general readers alike." -- Choice "If your goal is to keep pace with the trends in Internet language, this book is a must-have." -- Dave Dowling, "Technical Communication", May 2006 "A delightful little book for scholars and general readers alike." -- "Choice"

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David Crystal is the author of Language and the Internet and more than 50 books on the English language and linguistics, as well as being a dictionary writer, the editor of a family of general encyclopedias, and the creator of a series of Internet initiatives. This unique combination of backgrounds informs A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak, which displays the accessibility and clarity that have become renowned as the Crystal hallmarks.

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