I’m very excited to announce that I’m writing a pop linguistics book about internet language!
It’s still in early stages, so stay tuned for updates when I have an official publication date, cover design, and so on, but it’s a real thing that’s really happening so I’m Officially Allowed to talk about it now! I have an editor and a publisher, Courtney Young at Riverhead Books – Riverhead is a division of Penguin, and Courtney may be familiar to you as the editor of Randall Munroe’s What If.
(Excuse me while I search for my ability to even. I seem to have misplaced it somewhere…)
If you like the kinds of things I’ve posted in my internet language tag, then this is definitely the book for you, and if you’ve read all 17 pages (!) of posts in that tag, don’t worry, there will be plenty of new material! Other internettish phenomena! Deeper but still highly accessible linguistics! Broader themes than you can fit into in a thousand-word article! And more that I haven’t even written yet!
The blog will keep running like normal, since I can’t imagine removing myself from the internet in order to write about it, and, as always, feel free to continue pointing me at things that I should analyze and/or cite along the way.
This is extremely exciting!! I will be all over that book. Congrats!