Internet Use by Jordanian English Major Students and their Perception of Internet English

Richard Lingwood, Riyad F Hussein


This study investigates students’ use of CMC on the Internet. It explores students’ perception of Internet English. The questionnaire elicited data on access and frequency of CMC, the nature of Internet English and the effect of Internet English on Standard English. Results showed half the participants chatted and emailed regularly, and social CMC was believed to be a useful learning resource. The level of error in synchronous CMC was perceived to be higher than in offline writing. Error correction needs to be consolidated, but CMC is likely to improve overall competence in Internet and Offline English. Specific further research is recommended.

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English Linguistics Research
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