While I do not want to take this dominant view of RL communication versus online communication head on, I do want to speak in the defense of the latter. Logfiles and message histories preserve our conversations .
Some more stuff about me may be found here: Website I’m getting rather tired of people ranting on about the inferiority of text-based conversation such as MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo! The prevailing opinion seems to be that face to face communication is hands down superior to online text conversations, because face to face includes body language, intonation, facial expressions, physical contact and so on.The story goes that consequently there is a huge information loss during online communication because of the aforementioned features lacking in text-based conversation.The Oxford Handbook of Case provides a comprehensive account of research on case and the morphological and syntactic phenomena associated with it.The semantic roles and grammatical relations indicated by case are fundamental to the whole system of language and have long been a central concern of descriptive and theoretical linguistics.On the surface dating websites appear to be the answer.
Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.I think this trend has been going on ever since television addiction became a social issue, of people ‘wasting their time’ on their own as opposed to being socially active.It is the reigning (conservative) way of viewing human contact, to a point that everyone can’t feel but a little guilty or ashamed that, when asked where you were last saturday night, you have to answer “behind the computer”.Efforts to bridge this gap, like the usage of emoticons in text-based conversation, merely constitute a poor substitute.Another notion going hand in hand with this view is the belief that it is ‘better’ that a person spends time outside of the house, meeting people face to face at bars, clubs, fraternities, sports teams and so on.The final part of the book consists of a set of overview articles of case systems representative of some of the world's major language families. Malchukov is a Senior Researcher at the St Petersburg Institute for Linguistic Research (Russian Academy of Sciences) and is currently affiliated to the University of Mainz.