Language in the digital era : challenges and perspectives
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This collected volume brings together the contributions of several humanities scholars who focus on the evolution of language in the digital era. The eighteen contributions are divided into three thematic parts, which explore general aspects of humanities and linguistics in the digital environment, the evolution of language and translation in today’s digitized society, and the changes, challenges and perspectives of language teaching and learning in the age of technology. Part I, Humanities Gone Digital, explores general aspects of humanities and linguistics in the digital environment. In the opening chapter, Recent Trends in Digital Humanities Scholarship, Mary P. Sheridan highlights the increasing role of digital media within higher education. The author claims that digital technologies are changing the ways we learn and teach, as well as the ways we compose and research. According to her, these changes are occurring throughout the academy, including the humanities—a set of disciplines less associated with technology. Mary P. Sheridan describes the rise of the Digital Humanities (DH) in the United States, defines and illustrates DH projects from many countries, and offers suggestions for incorporating DH projects in our work. In the second chapter, Theme-Rheme Analysis of English and Romanian Tourism Websites, Claudia Elena Stoian and Daniel Dejica present the results of a contrastive Theme-Rheme analysis performed on a corpus of commercial websites from Great Britain and Romania, meant to promote these countries and some of their heritage sites internationally via the Internet. Using a framework provided by Systemic Functional Linguistics, the authors identify, analyze and compare the Themes and the Thematic structures prevalent in these websites. In the third chapter, Necessary and Luxury English Loanwords in Some Romanian Online Newspapers and Magazines, Simona Șimon claims that the socio-economic and political context of contemporary Romania favours the private and professional communication between the local people and other nationalities. Since English is the most frequently taught language in the Romanian public schools, it is no wonder that it is often used in private and professional exchanges. The author claims that an expected consequence of this situation is the borrowing of English words into the Romanian language. In her study, she identifies the necessary and luxury English loanwords used in some Romanian online newspapers and magazines, and presents her own conclusion in this respect.
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