Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to th A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanit...

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Title:Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Author:Gretchen McCulloch
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Edition Language
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language Reviews

  • Sarah
    Aug 22, 2019
    But what I really want is a book that explain?s why nobody know?s how to use apostrophe?s anymore ? ...
  • Kelly
    Sep 02, 2019
    This checked all of my internet/language/nerdery boxes. A really thoughtful dive into linguistics and how the internet has shaped the ways we speak and relate to one another. I was really taken with the section on the internet as a third place, as this has always been a particular inte...
  • Mehrsa
    Aug 03, 2019
    Fascinating research about the evolution of online language and the differences between generations. I am not a digital native and so I always try to use good grammar in texts and tweets and I know that the cool young kids have a different way of interacting with it than I do. It was r...
  • Niklas Pivic
    Apr 04, 2019
    This is as much a guide into the world of how living with internet?and all device-interconnected glories around it?has changed language and the ways in which we think, as it is a linguistic analysis into how language has become intertwined with internet. An example of when digit...
  • Amanda
    Apr 30, 2019
    The first book I've ever felt was written for ME: an Internet kid of a particular micro-generation, interested in examining my online life with as much respect and rigor as we apply to traditional literature and academic studies. I LOVED this book. I'll be buying copies for my dad, my ...
  • Sharon
    Aug 05, 2019
    This is a fascinating and incredibly accessible look at how language has evolved in tandem with the internet. Although it's primarily about English, McCulloch is thoughtful about incorporating examples from around the world whenever possible. My personal favorite part of the analysi...
  • Lauren
    Aug 12, 2019
    I love linguistics. I think it?s fascinating to read about the complexities, history, and grammatical eccentricities of new languages. I love learning about developments over time, how phrases are tied to historical events, the differences between formal and informal communications. ...
  • Mary Cebalt
    Jul 30, 2019
    I ended up being a little let down by this book. Maybe it was just that I was expecting something different. I was really hoping for more talk about current linguistics/language from the internet. It was heavily about the history of the internet, which definitely served a purpose and w...
  • Leslie
    Aug 23, 2019
    As an applied linguist and Full Internet Person according to the standards of this book, I adored this. It made me laugh out loud and constantly rethink why I communicate the way I do when I?m online with my frands ?? and why we can share very specific memes with each other and...
  • Jake Goretzki
    Aug 06, 2019
    "a highly enjoyable & culturally tiiiiiiiimely book lol bookjake!goretzki xoxoxox" Such a great subject. I found the recent-ish history of inline language very entertaining and informative (all those US college dorks and maths weirdos talking Star Trek on machines with less memo...
  • Peter Tillman
    Aug 05, 2019
    The author at Scalzi's: https://whatever.scalzi.com/2019/08/0... Excerpt: "I found out that, paradoxically, a book can be bigger than the internet. The very constraints of a book ? its linearity, its lack of updates ? are also its greatest strengths. I can be far more confident t...
  • Jen
    Jul 26, 2019
    This was super fun to listen to, and I'm glad that I opted to listen (the author's twitter posts about pronouncing keysmash and lol, etc. were a tipping point -- how could I, an dyed-in-the-wool internet denizen and audiobook aficionado, resist?). I thought it was really fascinating...
  • Jennie
    Jul 25, 2019
    ??:*:???,??:*:???4.5 stars???:*:???,??:*:?? Brilliant and joyful examination of language in the age of the internet. You'll learn something and you'll enjoy the ride. I think most people would find this interesting, but all you language/intern...
  • Robin Bonne
    Aug 15, 2019
    Even though I lived through much of internet culture, this chronological blast through the past brought back a lot of memories. Language has been changing and this thoroughly researched book details how the internet impacts the way we write, speak, and communicate with one another. ...
  • Jordan
    Jun 28, 2019
    If you know just enough about Internet culture to be interested in this book than you'll probably get a lot from it. Know too little and the examples she uses will likely be inaccessible; know too much and you'll probably be bored. In either case, though, you might still find the analy...
  • Anya
    Jul 26, 2019
    As a Full Internet Person and a language nerd (who probably would have studied linguistics had it been an option at her university), this book is RIGHT up my linguistic internet alley! I have been following Gretchen?s blog All Things Linguistic for years, and to see all her hard ...
  • Maciej Kuczyński
    Aug 08, 2019
    a book about internet grammar? yes please guess i should learn my lesson from it and start writing like this lol perhaps not but the book itself was really informative and i agree with almost everything the author said her description of semi and full internet people is spot on i c...
  • Ili Pika
    Jul 25, 2019
    Because #IamOld A review of a book about the linguistics of the internet. I looked forward to this book because #IamOld and often puzzled by things I read on the internet and would like to understand them better. This book helped, in that I now know that the eggplant emoji is mea...
  • Anne-Cara
    Jul 28, 2019
    I award this book five stars and all the internets; A++, would read again. (Very linguistics, much awesome, wow) ...
  • NinjaMuse
    Mar 21, 2019
    In brief: A linguist looks at the ways the internet has changed English, with digressions into internet culture as a whole. Full disclosure: This was a reading copy which I received through work, with the expectation that I would like it enough to review it and then order it for sto...