1st Edition

The Language of ICT Information and Communication Technology

By Tim Shortis Copyright 2000
    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    128 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Language of ICT:
    * explores the nature of the electronic word and presents the new types of text in which it is found
    * examines the impact of the rapid technological change we are living through
    * analyses different texts, including email and answerphone messages, webpages, faxes, computer games and articles about IT
    * provides detailed guidance on downloading material from the web, gives URLs to visit, and includes a dedicated webpage
    * includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.

    Preface 1. What is it? The nature of new technologies and electronic text 2. Laying it out: Graphology, desktop publishing and multi-modal texts 3. Presenting it. How new technologies are presented in advertising and magazines 4. Specialising in it: Field specific language, jargon and subcultures 5. Naming it: Where do the new words come from? 6. Forming it: Word formation and new words 7. Tracking it: Tracing new words coming into language 8. Picturing it. Icons, symbols and metaphors 9. Mixing it. Mixed modes in e-mail and bulletin board messages 10. Speaking it in writing: Interactive written discourse in chat Glossary of key terms Bibliography and further references Website with sample electronic texts, language investigation projects and links


    Tim Shortis is Head of English and Communication Studies at Saint Brendan's Sixth Form College and a senior examiner for the AQA English Language A level.