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The Language of Websites : Intertext - Mark Boardman

The Language of Websites


Paperback Published: 14th October 2004
ISBN: 9780415328548
Number Of Pages: 136

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The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

The Language of Websites:

  • explores the ways in which websites use and present language
  • covers many different types of web-based interaction, from buying online and auction sites, to search engines, email links and chatrooms
  • considers the structures of language online, such as audience interaction and how hypertext alters narrative structure
  • features a full glossary.

Industry Reviews

'This book is timely, well written and insightful ... [it] would be a satisfying and illuminating read for a wide range of people who are interested in websites, from novice to expert, from creator to user to purchaser- student, linguist, programmer and instructor alike.' - Linguist List

'My overall impression of the book is that it truly covers what its title promises. I especially enjoyed the informative examples and the very accessible and engaging exercises which help the reader to apply presented theories in order to find directed answers.' - The European English Messenger

Introduction: Some Background To Language And The Web What the book is not Human communication
Getting Really Wired: The Physical Context Of Websites
A terrible beauty is born: how personal computers began
Everything within: the origins of the Web
The march of time: developments in web design
Front Of House: Institutional Websites Virtually there: websites as metaphorical buildings
Basic burger - nothing on it: developments in web graphics
Marking territory: web address names
Mapping territory: finding your way around
Boundaries Real And Imagined: Personal Websites
How the Web defeats boundaries Publishing for everyone
Does the language of websites exist?
Doppelganger: your web personality
Streamers And Flashers: Sound And Video Content On
The Web The digital revolution It's alive: multi-media content Narrative enforcement: popup windows and spam
Ready Or Not: Searching The Web
Indexes and catalogues Computers as searchers
The language of dead links
Comparing search engines
Advanced searching and Boolean logic
The Raw Materials Of Web Writing
Two languages of the Web What you see is not what you get
Index Of Terms
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ISBN: 9780415328548
ISBN-10: 0415328543
Series: Intertext
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 14th October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1