DIGILECT

The impact of infocommunication technology on language

Agnes Veszelszki (Eotvos-Lorand-University, Budapest, Hungría)

Berlín, Alemania. Walter de GRUYTER. ISBN: 9783110499902. X, 356 págs. Junio de 2017. Encuadernado.

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El alto nivel de penetración de internet y sus efectos sociales (y lingüísticos) evidentemente influyen en cómo la gente, y especialmente las generaciones jóvenes más susceptibles, usan el lenguaje.

El primer objetivo de este libro no es identificar las características principales de las variedades del lenguaje digital, sino examinar cómo la comunicación digital afecta el lenguaje de otros medios: oralidad, textos manuscritos, creados digitalmente pero no percibidos digitalmente, es decir, los textos impresos, principalmente comerciales.

 

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Extracto del índice:

Acknowledgements   IX

1 Introduction: Infocommunications and Digilect 1

1.1 Objectives  1

1.2 Structure of the book  2

1.3 Digital communication  3

1.3.1 Text composition and reading comprehension  10

1.3.2 The social network  11

1.4 On the verges of orality and literacy  13

1.5 Methodology  19

1.6 Corpuses used for the analysis  20

2 Digilect as Language Variety 22

2.1 Introducing the concept of digilect  22

2.1.1 The system of lects (language varieties)  23

2.1.2 The status of digilect in linguistics  25

2.1.3 Again on the status of digilect in linguistics  28

2.2 Genres and text types of digilect  28

2.2.1 E-mail  31

2.2.2 Internet forum  32

2.2.3 Blog, vlog and tweet  32

2.2.4 Social media, social networking websites: posts and comments  34

2.2.5 Online chat and instant messaging (IM)  38

2.2.6 Text message and multimedia message  39

2.2.7 The hashtag  42

3 Characteristic Features of Digilect 46

3.1 The pragmatic-textological characteristics of digilect  46

3.1.1 Relationship types between participants of digital communication  46

3.1.2 Perspective  48

3.1.3 Thematic progression  48

3.1.4 The distinctive role of the phatic function  51

3.1.5 Meta-themes  53

3.2 The lexical features of digilect  53

3.2.1 Foreign (mainly English) influence  54

3.2.2 New words and collocations, new meanings  54

3.2.3 IT vocabulary  55

3.2.4 Expletives  55

3.2.5 Individual and group-specific linguistic elements. Slang and taboo-breakers in digilect  56

3.3 The grammatical features of digilect  60

3.3.1 Character-saving techniques (abbreviating words and structures)  70

3.3.2 Neologisms and word creation methods in digilect  77

3.3.3 Impersonal forms, depersonification  91

3.3.4 Syntactic characteristics. Spoken language features in writing  92

3.3.5 Case study: topic-repeating structure as a spoken language characteristic  93

3.3.6 Case study: grammaticalization of the Hungarian expression asszem  103

3.4 The formal characteristics of digilect  119

3.4.1 Phonetic spelling  120

3.4.2 Upper and lower case  123

3.4.3 Punctuation. Overused characters  124

3.5 New literacy and image-based communication. Visuality in digilect  127

3.5.1 Emoticons. Semiotic considerations  129

3.5.2 Combinations of images and texts: ASCII art  137

3.5.3 Reaction-gifs  137

3.5.4 Memes  140

4 Digilect (and its Effects) Based on the Findings of Two Questionnaire Surveys 143

4.1 Questionnaire for primary school students (2008)  143

4.1.1 Mobile phone and computer with the eyes of students aged 10–14  145

4.1.2 Differences in typing and “traditional” handwriting  148

4.1.3 Handwriting characteristics of primary school students according to the survey  157

4.2 Questionnaire (2010)  157

4.2.1 Demographics and internet/mobile phone usage statistics  160

4.2.2 Relationship between communication factors and preferred means communication  169

4.2.3 Internet-specific expressions, abbreviations, word-forms  173

4.2.4 Use of emoticons  185

4.2.5 Digilect’s impact on various written and oral linguistic forms, according to the questionnaire  188

5 The Impact of Digilect on non-digital Media According to Corpus Analysis Findings 196

5.1 The impact of digilect on spontaneous speech and conversation  196

5.1.1 Internet-specific acronyms in spontaneous spoken language  197

5.1.2 Emoticons in spontaneous spoken language  198

5.1.3 Internet-specific vocabulary  199

5.2 The impact of digilect on handwritten texts  200

5.2.1 The impact of digilect on handwritten notes  201

5.2.2 The impact of digilect on handwritten letters (dialogue letters)  206

5.3 The influence of digilect on printed texts, in particular advertisements  220

5.3.1 The characteristics and language of advertisements  221

5.3.2 The influence of digilect on advertising  223

6 Summary and conclusions. Directions for further research 236

6.1 Summary and conclusions  236

6.2 The impact of the described digilect concept. Directions for further research  236

Annex 1  241

Annex 2   243

Annex 3   244

Annex 4   263

Annex 5   269

Annex 6   276

Annex 7   277

Annex 8   279

Annex 9   280

Annex 10   282

Annex 11   299

Annex 12   330

References   331

Index   353

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