This volume provides an analytical exposition of a collection of new words that have appeared in the digital age that illustrates typical phenomena of contemporary English. From a formal standpoint the volume explores these words in terms of compounding, compacting as acronyms and abbreviations and, more generally, as the evolution in English towards symbolic forms of language and discourse. These new web terms are characterized functionally by their metaphorical impact which is examined in terms of such social domains as anatomy, animals, marine life, food, fiction, foreign words, disgust, religion, coarse and violent language, oriental culture.

Internet English: the English language in the Digital Age

LOIACONO, ANNA
2004

Abstract

This volume provides an analytical exposition of a collection of new words that have appeared in the digital age that illustrates typical phenomena of contemporary English. From a formal standpoint the volume explores these words in terms of compounding, compacting as acronyms and abbreviations and, more generally, as the evolution in English towards symbolic forms of language and discourse. These new web terms are characterized functionally by their metaphorical impact which is examined in terms of such social domains as anatomy, animals, marine life, food, fiction, foreign words, disgust, religion, coarse and violent language, oriental culture.
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