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Words Onscreen

By Naomi S. Baron

Words Onscreen "explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read."


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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Summary: To tie someone over
Author:  MARC PICARD
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   ABOUT A WEEK AGO, I SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING QUERY TO THE LIST:

IN HER SUMMARY OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION, SEMANTIC RANGE AND
ORIGIN OF TO TIDE SOMEONE OVER, ERICA HOFMANN KENCCKE MENTIONED THAT
SOME SPEAKERS HAVE MODIFIED THIS TO . HER
INTERPRETATION, WITH WHICH I TOTALLY AGREE, IS THAT IT IS 'PROBABLY A
CONSTRUCTION BY WHICH A SPEAKER

LL Issue: 10.125
Date Posted: 28-Jan-1999
Original Query: Read original query