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date: 17 October 2019

Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

The term computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one of the best-established terms in linguistics to refer to human-human interaction mediated via electronic devices. This is reflective of the fact that computers were central to all forms of technologically mediated interaction prior to the advent, growing dissemination, and popularity of mobile phones (smartphones) and tablets. As a result of the upsurge in the use of smartphones and tablets, the term ... ...

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