Book recommendations and references

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A list of works cited in this blog (for academic reference)

Barker, Joe (~2004). Glossary of Internet and Web Jargon. University of California, Berkeley. (accessed 2004-10-11)

Becht, Stefan (2000). Humorvolle Usability!. In: Telepolis. Heise Zeitschriften Verlag (accessed 2004.08-18)

Bergien, Angelika (2003). Name oder Terminus? Kategorienwechsel im fachsprachlichen Bereich. In: Namenkundliche Informationen, 83/84, 55-66.

Bruthiaux, Paul (1996). The Discourse of Classified Advertising. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Christensson, Per (~2004a). Definition of WWW. Glossary. (accessed 2004-10-11)

Christensson, Per (~2004b). Definition of Web Site. Glossary. (accessed 2004-10-11)

Christensson, Per (~2004c). Definition of Home Page. Glossary. (accessed 2004-10-11)

Cook, Guy (1992). The Discourse of Advertising. London; New York: Routledge.

Crystal, David (1997). English as a Global Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

De Beaugrande, Robert & Wolfgang Dressler (1981). Introduction to Text Linguistics. London; New York: Longman.

De Beaugrande, Robert (1984). Text Production: Towards a Science of Composition. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Del Galdo, Elisa M & Jakob Nielsen (eds.) (1996). International User Interfaces. New York: John Wiley & Son, Inc.

Dillon, Andrew (1994). Designing Usable electronic Text: Ergonomic Aspects of Human Information Usage. London; Bristol: Taylor & Francis Inc.

Discover IT (UK) Ltd (~2004). Professional Internet Business Solutions – Glossary A-E. (accessed 2004-09-29)

Dyer, Gillian (1982). Advertising as Communication. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.

Federal Statistical Office Germany (ed.), (2004). Informationstechnologie in Haushalten – Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudie für das Jahr 2003. (accessed 2004-08-23)

Fairclough, Norman (1995). Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language. London: Longman Group Limited.

Fowler, Roger (1986). Linguistic Criticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fowler, Roger (1991). Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press. London: Routledge.

Grede, Andreas (2003). Texten für das Web: Erfolgreich werben, erfolgreich verkaufen. München: Carl Hanser Verlag.

Halliday, M.A.K. & Ruqaiya Hasan (1989). Language, Context, and Text: Aspects of Language in a Social-Semiotic Perspective. 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Handler, Peter (ed.) (2001). E-Text: Strategien und Kompetenzen: Elektronische Kommunikation in Wissenschaft, Bildung und Beruf. Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH.

Hansen, Sven (2004). Fair, fairer, fünfzig: Der richtige Preis für den legalen Musik-Download. In: c’t. 12/2004, p 96. (accessed 2004-08-23)

Horton, William (1994). Designing and Writing Online Documentation: Hypermedia for Self-Supporting Products. New York: John Wiley & Son, Inc.

Huber, Oliver (2003). Hyper-Text-Linguistik: TAH: Ein textlinguistisches Analyse-modell für Hypertexte. München: Herbert Utz Verlag GmbH.

Johnson, Jeff (2003). Web Bloopers: 60 Common Design Mistakes and how to Avoid them. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufman Publishers.

Kachru, Braj B. (ed.) (1992). The other tongue: English across cultures. 2nd ed., Urbana, Ill.: Univ. of Illinois Press.

Kana, Robert et al. (2003). http://TEXT?. Wr. Neustadt: ikon VerlagsGesmbH.

Kilian, Crawford (1999). Writing for the Web. Bellingham; North Vancouver: Self-Counsel Press.

Lackerbauer, Ingo (2003). Handbuch für Online-Texter und Online-Redakteure. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer.

McCarthy, Michael (1991). Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Morkes, John & Jakob Nielsen (1997). Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web. (accessed 2004-08-16).

Neutzling, Ulli (2002). Typo und Layout im Web. Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH.

Nielsen, Jakob (1995). Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Nielsen, Jakob (1997). Be Succinct! (Writing for the Web). In: Alertbox. March 15, 1997. (accessed 2004-08-16).

Nielsen, Jakob (1997a). How Users Read on the Web. In: Alertbox. October 1, 1997. (accessed 2004-08-16).

Nielsen, Jakob (1998). Microcontent: How to Write Headlines, Page Titles, and Subject Lines. In: Alertbox, September 6, 1998. (accessed 2004-08-16)

Nielsen, Jakob (2000). Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders.

Nielsen, Jakob (2000a). Eyetracking Study of Web Readers. In: Alertbox, May 14, 2000. (accessed 2004-12-03)

Nielsen, Jakob et al. (1998). Writing for the Web. Sun Microsystems. (accessed 2004-08-16).

O`Grady, William et al. (eds.) (1996). Contemporary Linguistics – An Introduction. 3rd ed., Harlow: Longman.

Rouet, Jean-Francois (eds.) (1996). Hypertext and Cognition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Runkehl, Jens et al. (1998). Sprache und Kommunikation im Internet. In: Muttersprache. Vierteljahresschrift für deutsche Sprache 2. pp 97-109.

Schmider, Ekkehard (2003). Handbuch für Webtexter: So schreiben Sie fürs Internet. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer.

Shaw, Terry (2001). Internet use: Here, there, and everywhere. in: Occupational Out-look Quarterly online, Winter 2000-01. Vol. 44, No. 4, pp 41-47. (accessed 2004-08-23)

Tanaka, Keiko (1994). Advertising Language – A Pragmatic Approach to Advertise ments in Britain and Japan. London; New York: Routledge.

Wagner, Jörg (2002). Mensch-Computer-Interaktion: Sprachwissenschaftliche Aspekte. Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH.

Wallace, Nathan (1999). Web Writing for Many Interest Levels. e-gineer – Articles for web site engineers. (accessed 2004-08-16)

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