Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World
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Citation of Original PublicationShannon Sauro, REVIEW OF ALWAYS ON: LANGUAGE IN AN ONLINE AND MOBILE WORLD, Language Learning & Technology, Volume 14, Number 3 pp. 19–22, https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/44222/1/14_03_review2.pdf
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Naomi Baron’s (2008) Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, provides an overview of trends in digital communication and the impact these trends and practices have for personal interconnectivity, literacy, attitudes towards privacy and ownership, and the ongoing negotiation of linguistic norms. Formatted as a popular book (i.e., each chapter includes social commentary in the form of comics and cartoons, and in-text citation is replaced with chapter notes at the end of the book), Always On has a target audience that includes the non-specialist interested in the ongoing debate regarding the impact of technology on language and society (see, for example, Crystal, 2008) as well as scholars and students involved in research on computer-mediated communication.