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The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 9 (OU)

Internet English

Comprehension

  1. When was the first e-mail sent?
  2. When did the internet come into being?
  3. What did the following words originally mean:
    • Toolbar
    • Firewall
  4. Explain what these abbreviations (commonly called chat acronyms) mean
    • BTW
    • FYI
    • UG2BK
    • LOL (double meanings)
    • FAQ
    • MHO
  5. How have chat acronyms, blogging, poking and chatting changed our way of communicating?

Discussion

  1. Should written and spoken English freely adopt chat acronyms etc. from digital communication or not? Give reasons. Is it possible to avoid this?
  2. How has digital communication affected your relationship to the English language?

Suggested Further Reading

  1. The Origins of the English Language
  2. Why So Much Variety in English?

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English as a world language

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    English Around the World

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    English - World Language Number One

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    And the Millionth Word is . . .

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    The Origins of the English Language

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    English Spreading Worldwide

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    English in Britain

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    Why So Much Variety in English?

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    Global English

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    Why is English So Popular?

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    Fun Language Facts

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Oppgaver og aktiviteter

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    English-Speaking Countries - Task

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    English as a Global Language Quiz

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    Norwenglish

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    Word origin - 2

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    Word origin - 1

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    Global English

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    Anglo-Saxon

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    The Norman Conquest

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    Shakespeare's language

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    The King James Bible

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    The English of Science

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    English and Empire

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    The Age of the Dictionary

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    American English

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    Ages of English Timeline

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