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Here's a user-friendly list of words and phrases we meet soon after a computer comes to live with us. New users may not appreciate being called dummies or idiots, nor do they need to buy a big dictionary of thousands of bits of computer jargon intended for "geeks". This is as un-geeky as it gets with just 200 entries.Trust me, that's enough to get you going.
In the 90s, new languages and architectures were developed, new systems and networks were produced and new applications invented. The basic topics discussed are; High Speed Data Communications Protocols, Services and Networks for high speed data and for combined voice and data applications - i.e. ATM, SMDS, Frame Relay - Network Management, OSS Platforms, OSI and other information Technology Services, Network Control and Routing, Emergency Control and Telecommunication Politics. This publication offers the material basis for propagating the most advanced ideas, products, decisions and results of the 90s, and thereby it celebrates the advancements of Computer Communication on the route towards a new era.
How do today's teenagers talk? What are the distinguishing features of their style of language, and what do they tell us about the English language more generally? Drawing on a huge corpus of examples collected over a fifteen-year period, Sali A. Tagliamonte undertakes a detailed study of adolescents' language and argues that it acts as a 'bellwether' for the future of the English language. Teenagers are often accused of 'lowering the standards' of the English language by the way they talk and text. From spoken words - 'like', 'so', 'just', and 'stuff' - to abbreviated expressions used online, this fascinating book puts young people's language under the microscope, examining and demystifying the origins of new words, and tracking how they vary according to gender, geographical location, and social circumstances. Highly topical and full of new insights, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in how teenagers talk.
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