This volume presents the Proceedings of the Second International Workshop organized by the IUSS Postgraduate Research Center LETiSS and held under the title Languages Go Web. Standard and non-standard languages on the Internet.
As anyone can see, the Internet, and more specifically the Web, is today being utilized to do what in a certain sense defines us as human beings: that is, to relate to others, to create and strengthen cultural and social ties – ultimately, to communicate.
The online use of national and official languages, as well as non-standard, dialectal, or so-called contact languages is currently and will continue to be of great interest for linguists. Therefore, it has been put under the microscope of the authors of the papers collected in the volume both in order to detect the language changes that have taken or are taking place due to the Internet and to trace possible linguistic scenarios from a political and social viewpoint.
Emanuele Miola, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow at the LETiSS Center (IUSS Pavia). His main research interests are related to Italian dialects and youth language. He co-edited, with Paolo Ramat, the volume Language Contact and Language Decay. Socio-political and lingusitic perspectives (IUSS Press 2011) and, with Nicola Duberti, the volume Alpi del Mare tra lingue e letterature (Edizioni dell’Orso 2012).
Table of contents:
E. Miola, Languages Go Web! Over the threshold of 2000 and beyond • M. Casoni, Vitality of Italian in Switzerland in the websites of Swiss firms. Methodological aspects and first results of the survey • M. Cerruti & C. Onesti, Netspeak: a language variety? Some remarks from an Italian sociolinguistic perspective • K. Davidse, L. Brems*, P. Willemse, E. Doyen, J. Kiermeer & E. Thoelen, A comparative study of the grammaticalized uses of English sort (of) and French genre (de) in teenager forum data • G. Fiorentino, ‘Wild language’ goes Web: new writers and old problems in the elaboration of the written code • E. Miola, Dialects go wiki! The case of wiki-Lombard • A. Moll, Jamaican Creole goes Web:A case study of style-shifting in CMC • M. Moriarty, Minority Language Ideologies go viral: A case study of the Irish context • M. Tavosanis, Non-standard rules: innovation you cannot find on the Italian Web