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Computer-Mediated Communication 
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The study of computer-mediated communication (CMC), or communication via computers, has been rapidly developing since the 1990s as the use of CMC became more ubiquitous. This entry reviews some of the trends in CMC research and discusses some aspects of CMC and language use, primarily in Russian, as an illustration.

Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is communication between human beings through the use of a computer (Herring 1996; December 1997), including through such means as blogs, forums, chat, email, newsgroups, and social media. It ca…

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Perelmutter, Renee, “Computer-Mediated Communication ”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032333>
First published online: 2020

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