Mediating Discourse Online

| University of Wisconsin, Madison
ISBN 9789027205193 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291172 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Information and communication technology is transforming our notion of literacy. In the study of second language learning, there is an acute need to understand how learners collaborate in mediating discourse online. This edited volume offers essays and research studies that lead us to question the borders between speech and writing, to redefine narrative, to speculate on the consequences of many-to-many communication, and to ponder the ethics of researching online interaction. Using diverse technologies (bulletin boards, course management systems, chats, instant messaging, online gaming) and situated in different cultural environments, the studies explore intercultural notions of identity, voice, and collaboration. Although the studies come from varying theoretical perspectives, they point, as a whole, to insights to be gained from an ecological approach to studying how people make discourse online. The volume will especially benefit researchers in the digital arena and instructors who must consider how online interaction affects language learning and use.
[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 3]  2008.  vii, 364 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Sally Magnan Pierce
Overview of existing research
Computer-mediated discourse in instructed environments
Dorothy M. Chun
Research perspectives on online discourse and foreign language learning
Carl S. Blyth
Creating collaboration
Postcards from the (turbulent) edge (of chaos): Complexity theory and computer mediated communication
Neil H. Johnson
Interpersonal and intercultural understanding in a blended second culture classroom
Kara McBride and Mary E. Wildner-Bassett
Creating comfort zones of orality in online discussion forums
Anja Wanner
Co-constructing interaction
Use of communication strategies in a synchronous CMC environment
Claudia R. Kost
Online discourse strategies: A longitudinal study of computer-mediated foreign language learning
Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl
Negotiating meaningfulness: An enhanced perspective on interaction in computer-mediated foreign language learning environments
Jonathon Reinhardt
Foreign language resistance: Discourse analysis of online classroom peer interaction
Robin Worth
Mediating Social Spaces
Using instant messaging interaction (IMI) in intercultural learning
Li Jin
Transcultural communication in open internet environments and massively multiplayer online games
Steven L. Thorne
Ethical Ramifications of Work in Online Environments
Online interactions and L2 Learning: Some ethical challenges for L2 researchers
Lourdes Ortega and Eve Zyzik
Mediating Discourse Online is an excellent, comprehensive collection of the latest research on computer-mediated communication in foreign language learning. The contributions are clearly written and provide a very broad coverage of relevant issues, approaches, and methodologies.”
“By combining an impressive range of relevant literature with competent data analysis, ''Mediating Discourse Online'' succeeds marvelously incontributing to a deeper understanding of the language-culture-technology triptych. What is more, and as Thorne puts it forcefully, it provides fertile soil for further research, especially on learning in non-institutionalized digital settings, such as online games. It is highly recommended to all those who wish to abide by the urgent need to keep up with ''an increasingly networked, electronic, and globalized age'' (Lam 2000: 458) and broaden their scholarly knowledge about online discourse and its mechanisms.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: LAN020000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007052232 | Marc record