Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Preface
2. People communicating
3. The computer at work
4. The computer as phone message service
5. The computer as communication site
6. The computer as text processor
7. The computer as knowledge broker
8. Public highway or private road? or Who is in charge?