LINGUIST List 22.3962

Tue Oct 11 2011

Qs: Classroom pragmatics - online versus traditional

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        1.     Jessica Boynton , Classroom pragmatics - online versus traditional


Message 1: Classroom pragmatics - online versus traditional
Date: 06-Oct-2011
From: Jessica Boynton <Jessicaboyntonisgmail.com>
Subject: Classroom pragmatics - online versus traditional
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I'm having trouble finding studies that compare the sort of interactionsthat are endemic to traditional classrooms (primarily speaking andlistening, with the teacher having immense power over the interaction)to those that tend to emerge in online classes (primarily writing andreading, with a strong emphasis on collaboration between students andindividualized student engagement). Can anybody recommend somesources, whether they be case studies or overarching analyses?

My linguistic training is primarily in anthropological linguistics ratherthan pragmatics, so I apologize if this turns out to be a naive question.I'm actually trying to prepare an online linguistic anthropology courseand figured I might as well extend my expertise in order to betterdesign it. I will post a summary of responses in a timely manner.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Pragmatics

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