Keeping in Touch: The Sociolinguistics of Mobile Telephony in Malta

Author: Lydia Sciriha
ISBN: 99932-622-93
Price: €14.56

 This book documents the results of a scientifically representative survey on the use of both fixed and mobile phone lines conducted in November 2002. Though this study discusses the use of this phone by the Maltese, its main focus is a later modification to Bell’s invention, namely, the mobile phone that has become ubiquitous in many countries in the world. Although the context in which the fieldwork has been conducted is Malta, Keeping in Touch is set in an international framework and provides a very interesting laboratory-like case study of the influence of mobile telephony in a small island state, simultaneously a macrocosm and a microcosm. It seeks to contribute to the development of knowledge in the field of inter-human communication through one of the latest, but very fast, diffused technological advancement