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Teenagers in Cyberspace: An Investigation of Language Use and Language Change in Internet Chatrooms
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Journal of Research in Reading Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 0141-0423

Abstract

Illustrates how the use of popular electronic communication is resulting in linguistic innovation within new, virtual social networks in a way that reflects more wide-reaching changes in the communication landscape. Suggests that teenagers and young people are in the vanguard of these processes of change as they fluently exploit the possibilities of digital technology, radically changing the face of literacy. (SG)

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Merchant, G. (2001). Teenagers in Cyberspace: An Investigation of Language Use and Language Change in Internet Chatrooms. Journal of Research in Reading, 24(3), 293-306. Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .

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