Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol 35, No 2 (2012)

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CRYSTAL, D., INTERNET LINGUISTICS: A STUDENT GUIDE.

Sean Rintel

Abstract


I approached this book as a teacher of novices, taking seriously David Crystal’s proposition that Internet Linguistics:A Student Guide is an introduction to a nascent field for someone with no subject-matter knowledge beyond raw experience and no language research expertise beyond simple thematic analysis. From that perspective, Crystal succeeds in building aneasily grasped overview of the way in which the linguistic discipline might approach the Internet as a principled research enterprise.

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