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Language and Technology: Mediums of Communication


This course explores the impact of technology on everyday use of language. The focus is on modern information technology, but the course will begin with a review of some 'old' technology (e.g. writing, typing, sound recording, radio and television) in order to show how all technology can potentially change language use. Like so many other aspects of life, language communicate has been revolutionised by the introduction of the Internet. We will look at the structure and use of English have been shaped by the popularity of new modes of communication made available by the Internet: SMS, e-mail, chatrooms, Internet Relay Chat, Usenet newsgroups, World Wide Web pages, and virtual worlds. The implications of these changes for our thinking and understanding of language will also be discussed.



AY20/21 Sem 2 (date to be advised)

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: NTU Campus
Closing Date:
28 December 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$1070.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Prevailing GST


By the end of the course, student should be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of how technology affects language use
  2. Develop familiarity with markup and meta information in texts
  3. Get a feel for what research is all about, especially relating to web mining and online frequency counting



  1. Writing and Text
  2. Speech and Language Technology
  3. Email; Usenet and Chat


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NTU, SoH Lecturer

Anyone with a good Bachelor's degree from any discipline

Pre-requisite: NIL

Standard Course Fee S$1070.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3

Standard Course Fee $1070.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
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3 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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^ Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other SSG funding scheme or NTU Alumni Course Credit. Participants are eligible for only ONE of the discount schemes.
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