Gretchen McCulloch

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another.

She explains how the year you first accessed the internet determines how you talk online; how ~sparkly tildes~ became widely recognized as sarcasm punctuation; whether emoji are replacing words; and why internet dialects like doge, lolspeak, and snek are linguistically significant.

Call number: 302.231 M

Book: Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language