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Influence of Language Technologies on Language Life and Social Development

Social Sciences in China

Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

 

SPECIAL ISSUE: LANGUAGE STUDIES AND METHODS FROM THE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE

 

Influence of Language Technologies on Language Life and Social

Development

(Abstract)

 

Li Yuming

 

In the course of historical development, language media have advanced from sound waves to light waves to electronic waves, adapted in each case to a diversity of contexts and a variety of communicative tools. Over time, languages have enriched their vocabulary, grammar and expression, with resultant progress in language function. Language technology has exerted a significant influence on language life and even on the development of society. As humanity steps into the age of online media, “language apparatus” has improved markedly, as has language life. Taken with the development of new media language, this presents new challenges to contemporary linguistics.

 

Keywords: language technology, language media, online language