Also, in a book replete with techno-linguo-geekery and just plain joy of living, this was easily the most joyful geekery for me: 3/2 https://t.co/Fk8gInEfFb

Jul 26, 2021

While we knew that Gretchen is a great "internet linguist", the book was written by an excellent linguist, full stop. Buy it for your parents (and yourself) so they understand texting etiquette, but stay for the insights about language and communication throughout the ages.

Jul 26, 2021

Unsurprisingly, I loved @GretchenAMcC's Because Internet. What did surprise me is that I thought it's about "internet", but it's really about "language" and how internet language is the same language we've always had. Another pleasant surprise is the amount of novel insights: 1/2 https://t.co/dsdbkrOm1Q

Jul 26, 2021

Coming up: The Nilo-Saharan Ling Colloquium! Check out the program, including community-oriented work on topics like orthography and writing. https://t.co/7ojM1DX2kw

Jul 26, 2021