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Munday, Jeremy. 2005. E-mail, Emilio or mensaje de correo electrónico? The Spanish language fight for purity in the new technologies. In Anderman, Gunilla and Margaret Rogers, eds. In and out of English: for better, for worse? (Translating Europe). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. pp. 57–70.
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This article sets out to summarise some of the ways in which the Spanish language and its institutions are reacting to the worldwide spread of English. An analysis is provided of the battlefield of information technology, where technical terms and ‘netspeak’ show the increasing influence of English but where electronic corpora have been set up by the Spanish Royal Academy of the language to try and protect and maintain the unity of Spanish.
Source : P. Van Mulken