A linquist’s view of what the internet has done to the English language

Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What’s more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.

Source: Book: Because Internet – Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet is a new book that looks at how our language has evolved through the use of internet slang, emojis and more.

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