[Ads-l] Consulting the hive-mind

Alice Faber afaber at PANIX.COM
Wed Dec 25 23:10:51 UTC 2019

On 12/24/19 8:44 AM, Geoffrey Nathan wrote:
> I’ve been trying to recall a paper I read in the past year or two arguing that the Internet has enabled a new kind of accelerated language change. It cited examples that included the rise of uptalk, the construction ‘because NP’ and others. I may also have heard the authors present their findings somewhere. I think there were two authors, and data came from the US, South Africa, and either New Zealand or Australia. Can anyone help me track down the reference?

Are you thinking of Gretchen McCullouch's book Because Internet? She's 
Canadian, I think, and she has a podcast with Lauren Gawne (so, a 
Canadian and an Australian).


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