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LINGUIST List 23.4206

Tue Oct 09 2012

Books: Online Communication in a Second Language: Pasfield-Neofitou

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-Oct-2012
From: Laura Longworth <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Online Communication in a Second Language: Pasfield-Neofitou
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Title: Online Communication in a Second Language
Subtitle: Social Interaction, Language Use, and Learning Japanese
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847698247

Author: Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698254 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847698254 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698247 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847698247 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Abstract:

Online Communication in a Second Language examines the use of social computer mediated communication (CMC) with speakers of Japanese via longitudinal case studies of up to four years. Through the analysis of over 2000 blogs, emails, videos, messages, games, and websites, in addition to interviews with learners and their online contacts, the book explores language use and acquisition via contextual resources, repair, and peer feedback. The book provides insight into relationships online, and the influence of perceived 'ownership' of online spaces by specific cultural or linguistic groups. It not only increases our understanding of online interaction in a second language, but CMC in general. Based on empirical evidence, the study challenges traditional categorisations of CMC mediums, and provides important insights relating to turn-taking, code-switching, and language management online.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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