The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English

The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English

Mark Abley


Mark Abley takes the reader on a world-wide journey like no different -- from Singapore to Japan, Oxford to la, in the course of the internet or even again in time. As a lot a commute ebook as a linguistic learn, this booklet is going past grammar and vocabulary; extra importantly, this publication is ready the folks of the realm. On his travels Abley encounters bloggers, translators, novelists, therapists, dictionary makers, hip-hop performers and web-savvy childrens. He talks to a married couple who have been passionately corresponding on-line earlier than they met in 'meatspace.' And he listens to little ones, confusing out the phrases they coin in chat rooms and digital worlds. energetic, evocative, passionate and hilarious, this can be a booklet for everybody who cherishes the phrases we use.

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