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Culture of language on the Internet

Author(s): Marian Bugajski
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: Culture of language; Internet

Summary/Abstract: Both the practice of language communication and media research prove that the Internet is becoming the most signifi cant means of communicating information and one of the most important sources of knowledge. This applies also to the knowledge of language and culture of language, which is generally, including in the view of researchers, considered unsatisfactory. This state of affairs encourages an overview of Internet resources aimed at answering the question what can be learnt from them about culture of language and its central concepts: the standard and the error. The results of the research are not optimistic. The online materials positioned among the top three contain numerous both substantive and linguistic errors (which is pointed to by Internet users themselves); mental chaos and ineptness in formulating judgments is noticeable there. Their authors have no control over the text, which is often inconsistent and does not meet the requirements of logic; there are no references to the literature used and therefore some of the discussed texts can be considered plagiarisms.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 68-80
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish