[Air-L] Book Announcement (Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World) and Gratitude to AOIR

Ren Reynolds ren at aldermangroup.com
Mon Jul 14 13:00:00 PDT 2008


Congratz on the Diane Rehm show appearance last week.

Thanks to podcasting we get it over here in the UK.

I liked the reference to the AoIR list. Yes, even we Internet  
Researchers reply to list instead of the individual. While it must be  
terribly embarrassing for the individuals that do that, I often find  
the direct emails that get to the list fascinating and each list seems  
to have its own rituals of apology, telling off etc.



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On 31 Mar 2008, at 00:49, Naomi Susan Baron wrote:

> In the category of shameless promotion ? but also gratitude to AOIR:
> My book on the linguistic and social implications of online and mobile
> language (Always On) has just come out with Oxford University Press.  
> It?s
> written both as a textbook and for the general reader. Here?s the  
> Table of
> Contents:
> Preface
> 1.   Email to Your Brain: Language in an Online and Mobile World
> 2.   Language Online: The Basics
> 3.   Controlling the Volume: Everyone a Language Czar
> 4.   Are Instant Messages Speech? The World of IM
> 5.   My Best Day: Managing ?Buddies? and ?Friends?
> 6.   Having Your Say: Blogs and Beyond
> 7.   Going Mobile: Cell Phones in Context
> 8.   ?Whatever?: Is the Internet Destroying Language?
> 9.   Gresham?s Ghost: Challenges to Written Culture
> 10. The People We Become: The Cost of Being Always On
> (More info? Go to
> http://www.amazon.com/Always-Language-Online-Mobile-World/dp/0195313054/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206459639&sr=1-1
> )
> In writing the book, I am deeply indebted to friends and colleagues in
> AOIR. Here?s what I said in the Preface:
> My gratitude?to the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). Though
> itself a relative newbie (its first conference was in Fall 2000),  
> AOIR has
> become an invaluable forum for exchanging ideas about the internet  
> and all
> that it entails. AOIR?s conferences are true oases for scholars  
> looking
> for serious discussion of topics too new for many university  
> catalogues.
> Equally vital is the listserv run by AOIR, which creates a year-round
> network of scholarly exchange, without which this book would have  
> been the
> poorer.
> And it?s all true!
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