The Future of Language

In advance of The Future of Language discussion on Wednesday at the IOCT as part of Cultural Exchanges and the IOCT Salons, Jess Laccetti (who will be one of the participants) has posted another great article at her Frontline Books blog.

It should be an interesting session. It’s only now that I’ve spent some time preparing that I realise how potentially huge the topic is. It was actually a Leicester radio interview on Monday with John Florance about the topic that scared me into thinking more widely around the subject! We’ll probably focus on the impact of digital technologies on (the English) spoken and written language, which is only a tiny subset, but still more than enough for the session.