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The Digital World is a Place, not a Language.

As a linguist, Prensky’s (2001) concept of ‘natives’ and ‘immigrants’ , used to explain the varying ways in which people use the web in the modern world, is a little jarring. He compares the difference between the internet generation (natives) and those who came to the internet later in life (immigrants) with native speakers of a language and those learning a foreign tongue. Continue reading →