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Investigating language policy in social media: translation practices on Facebook

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dc.contributor.author Lenihan, Aoife
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-28T14:41:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-28T14:41:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6301
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter is concerned with the Facebook Translations application (app) through which the social network site has internationalised its website. Despite its international reach, with over 70% of Facebook users being from outside the United States of America, the site was only available in English until February 2008. Following the development of the Translations app, the site was first opened to Spanish, and was quickly followed by French, German and another 21 languages in 2008 (Facebook, 2012). Since then the Translations app has continued to be ‘released’ to more languages and, at the time of writing (November 2012), is available in 110 languages including minority or regional languages, such as Irish and Welsh; the national varieties of US English and UK English1; and other languages and varieties such as Leet Speak, Esperanto and Pirate English. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave MacMillan en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Language of Social Media Identity and Community on the Internet, Seargeant, P & Tagg C (eds), pp. 208-227
dc.relation.uri http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137029300
dc.rights This is the author's version of a chapter published in The language of social media: Community and identity on the internet, Seargean, P & Tagg C (eds) . The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at:http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137029300 en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Irish language community en_US
dc.title Investigating language policy in social media: translation practices on Facebook en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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