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Linguistic Perspectives on the Development of Intercultural Competence in Telecollaboration: Belz 2003

Linguistic Perspectives on the Development of Intercultural Competence in Telecollaboration: Belz 2003 | TELT | Scoop.it
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Fascinating fine-grained analysis of US-German e-mail exchange drawing on Byram and Halliday in an anatomy of a breakdown in crosscultural communication
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Patterns of (negotiated) interaction during telecollaboration between native and advanced non - native speakers: Rose van de Zwaard

This thesis investigates emerging patterns of digital interaction between dyads of native and non - native speakers during synchronous computer - mediated communication with a particular focus on negotiation of meaning (or lack thereof). In a technology - enhanced language learning environment, participants perfor med tasks using both video call and written chat. The data discussed in this book stem from one - to - one sessions that were an inherent part of a group - to - group telecollaboration theatre project between a Dutch and an Australian university. Dyads consisting of Dutch and Australian students performed two different tasks: a task on cultural humour and a task on exchanging items (and creating character profiles based on these items). Transcriptions of the recorded video call sessions were made (by two different researchers), and logs of written chat were saved for coding and analysis. The data set from this study has formed the basis of four different research studies (chapters 3 – 6) that have been published or are still under review in academic journals.

[…] The conclusion (Chapter 7) presents a summary of findings and theoretical and practical implications based on the conducted studies. It concludes that, based on our data, participant responses during dyadic telecoll aboration in a synchronous computer - mediated environment (in both video call and written chat) can be categorized into two major types : task - appropriate and face - appropriate responses. As a schematic representation, we present a model that proposes four di fferent trajectories, indicating that a hearer’s response may be task - appropriate, face - appropriate, regress from a task - appropriate into a face - appropriate response or, conversely, progress from a face - appropriate into a task - appropriate response. Additionally, based on our findings, we put forward a number of challenges and recommendations. For instance, when assessing discourse within a technology enhanced task - based learning environment, researchers and teachers should heed the interrelatedness of L2 - learning systems and social systems in task design. Rather than assessing participant responses solely within cognitive frameworks such as the negotiation of meaning paradigm, other more complex issues, such as face and strategies that occur beyond the compu ter interface , should be considered as well. For a more holistic and reliable assessment of digital discourse in an institutional language learning environment we suggest that, within negotiation of meaning studies, data where participants do not negotiate for meaning despite an instance of non - understanding should be included in the investigation as well. The conclusion also includes a number of recommendations as regards future telecollaboration projects. For instance, according to our data, the type of m dium and task design affect task performance. Finally, we address the limitations of our studies and present suggestions for further research
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2017 thesis on interaction in Dutch-Australian telecollaboration project
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Workshops-at-EUROCALL-2017

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No fewer than 15 workshops to run ahead of EuroCall conference in Southampton at the end of the month

http://www.eurocall-languages.org/conference-homepage

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Call2017 Conference: Berkeley, July 2017

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The XVIIIth International CALL Research Conference will be held 4-7 July 2017 at the University of California at Berkeley campus.
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CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities

This volume presents the proceed ings of the 4th edition of the Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities
( cmc-corpora2016 ) which was held on September 27–28 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference series (http://cmc-corpora.org/) is dedicated to the collection, or ganization, annotation, processing, analysis and sharing of data and corpora from c o mputer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media genres for research purposes. The genres of interest to the cmc-corpora co nference community include e- mail, chats, forums, newsgroups, blogs, news comments, wiki discussio ns, SMS and mobile messaging applications (WhatsApp, etc.), interactions on social ne twork sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.), on YouTube and in multimodal online environments . The conference brings together research questions fr om linguistics, philology, commun ication sciences, media and social sciences with methods, tools and infrastructures from t he fields of corpus and computational linguistics, natur al language processing, text te chnology and digital humanities.

The focus of the conf erences is on
 language-centered research using computational methods and tool s for the empirical analysis of CMC and social media phenomena,
 approaches towards automatic processing and annotation of CMC a nd social media data,
 corpus-linguistic research on collecting, processing, represent ing and providing CMC and social media corpora on the basi s of standards in the field of digital humanities.

Previous conferences have been held in Dortmund/Germany (2013 a nd 2014) and in Rennes/France (2015). Besides keynote talks by two invited speakers, Dawn Knight from Cardiff University (UK) and Petra Kralj Novak from the Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), the 4th cmc-corpor a conference featured 17 papers, 4 posters and 1 student paper wr itten by 40 authors and co- authors from 24 research institu tions in 11 countries, addressing key issues and current trends in the research field on data fr om 8 different languages.
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Proceedings out before the conference has fairly started - check out live tweets
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