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Abstract

Mediation processes form the basis of human psychological development. Speech signs play a crucial role in the internalization of mediating means. In the computer-mediated communication (CMC) field, speech has its own peculiarity, thus modifying the possible directions of the internalization process. The analysis in this chapter shows the specifics of CMC speech, i.e. telelogue speech. In particular, features and attributes inherent in oral and written forms of speech are found in dialogues, monologues, and polylogues (telelogues). Analysing English usage by those netters for whom it is not the mother-tongue, one could find a peculiar kind of pidginized ‘network English' being formed.