This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on new communication technologies. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced writer and teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook, Working with Texts: A core book for language analysis. Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, 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: www netting-it.com includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd