Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Crispin Thurlow,Laura Lengel,Alice Tomic

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This title offers students a task-based introduction to the nature of computer-mediated communication and the impact of the internet on social interaction and hence on identities, relationships and communities.

Computer-mediated Communication in Personal Relationships

Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lynne M. Webb

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

View: 8854

Kevin B. Wright (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Professor in Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines interpersonal communication, social support related to health outcomes, and computer-mediated relationships. He coauthored Health Communication in the 21st Century, and his research appears in over 45 book chapters and journal articles, including the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Quarterly Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, and the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. --

Computer-Mediated Communication

Linguistic, social, and cross-cultural perspectives

Author: Susan C. Herring

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027285667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 2485

Text-based interaction among humans connected via computer networks, such as takes place via email and in synchronous modes such as “chat”, MUDs and MOOs, has attracted considerable popular and scholarly attention. This collection of 14 articles on text-based computer-mediated communication (CMC), is the first to bring empirical evidence from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to bear on questions raised by the new medium. The first section, linguistic perspectives, addresses the question of how CMC compares with speaking and writing, and describes its unique structural characteristics. Section two, on social and ethical perspectives, explores conflicts between the interests of groups and those of individual users, including issues of online sex and sexism. In the third section, cross-cultural perspectives, the advantages and risks of using CMC to communicate across cultures are examined in three studies involving users in East Asia, Mexico, and students of ethnically diverse backgrounds in remedial writing classes in the United States. The final section deals with the effects of CMC on group interaction: in a women’s studies mailing list, a hierarchically-organized workplace, and a public protest on the Internet against corporate interests.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048647

Category: Education

Page: 1130

View: 8521

Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.


Computer-Mediated Communication and Community

Author: Steve Jones

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452253803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 9699

The culture of computer and network- mediated communication is growing both in size and sophistication. Cyberspace is the new frontier where new worlds, meanings and values are developed. CyberSociety focuses on the construction, maintenance and mediation of community in electronic networks and computer-mediated communication. Leading scholars representing the range of disciplines involved in the study of cyberculture lay out the definitions, boundaries and approaches to the field, as they focus on the social relations that computer-mediated communication engenders.

Deviante Nutzungsmuster bei synchroner Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)

Einzelfallstudien ausgehend von Chat- und MUD-Angeboten - Explorativ-deskriptive Untersuchung

Author: Harald Marburger


ISBN: 383249457X

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Inhaltsangabe:Zusammenfassung: Diese Magisterarbeit stellt die Befunde zur „Internetsucht“ grundsätzlich in Frage. Im Zentrum der explorativ-deskriptiven Untersuchung von synchronen CMC-Angeboten (Chat, MUD, MOO etc.), verbunden mit Einzelfallanalysen ihrer Nutzer, stehen „Vielnutzer“ von Chat- und MUD (Multi-User-Dungeons)-Angeboten, deren Nutzungsverhalten deviante Züge aufweist. Ihre Nutzungsmotive sowie die Angebote selbst werden unter dem Fokus postmoderner Identitätstheorien, insbesondere der „Patchwork-Identität“ von Heiner Keupp, untersucht. Dabei werden Zusammenhänge zwischen CMC-Nutzung und Identitätsprozessen aufgedeckt, sowie Hypothesen entwickelt, die das Verhalten der Subjekte als Produkt normaler Identitätsarbeit fassbar machen. Es wird dabei in Ansätzen die Theorie der „dominanten, virtuellen Teilidentität“ skizziert, die durch die begleitenden Einzelfallanalysen gestützt wird. Forschungsleitende Fragen: Die zentrale Fragestellung dieser Arbeit ist: Wie und unter welchen Umständen beeinflussen die Erfahrungen mit synchroner Computer mediated Communication (CMC) die Erlebens-, und Verhaltensweisen der Nutzer so, dass diese zu devianten Nutzungsmustern führen? Die Beantwortung dieser Frage führt unter Punkt 2.1 zunächst zur Vorstellung der Patchwork-Identität von Heiner Keupp und deren Funktionsweise im Spannungsfeld des postmodernen Diskurses. Diesem Teil liegen die folgenden zentralen Fragen zugrunde: Wann und unter welchen Umständen werden Teilidentitäten entwickelt? Wann wird eine Teilidentität dominant? Welche Ressourcen sind für eine gelingende Identitätsarbeit notwendig? Zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen werden die wesentlichen Konstrukte (Teilidentität, Dominante Teilidentität, Identitätsressourcen etc.) der Identitätsarbeit erklärt und Kriterien der Identitätsbildung herausgearbeitet. Es werden weiter Situationen mit hoher Ambiguität beschrieben und definiert, da diese den Prozess der Identitätsbildung besonders relevant werden lassen. Unter Punkt 2.2 werden die unterschiedlichen CMC-basierten Angebote und deren Spezifika, im Besonderen rekurrierend auf Döring, Turkle, Batinic, Götzenbrucker und Bahl beschrieben. Punkt 2.3 steht unter dem Fokus der zentralen Fragen: Kann im virtuellen Raum eine Teilidentität entstehen?“ Gibt es Unterschiede zwischen den Teilidentitäten im realen und im virtuellen Raum?“ Hierbei wird erläutert, warum es, ausgehend von den Kriterien aus Teil 2.1, möglich ist, dass sich im CMC-Raum [...]

English in Computer-Mediated Communication

Variation, Representation, and Change

Author: Lauren Squires

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110488434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 387

View: 4653

This book addresses the nature of English use within contexts of computer-mediated communication (CMC). CMC includes technologies through which not only is language transmitted, but cultures are formed, ideologies are shaped, power is contested, and sociolinguistic boundaries are crossed and blurred. The volume therefore examines the English language in particular in CMC – what it looks like, what it accomplishes, and what it means to speakers.

Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education

Issues and Approaches in Education

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613500785

Category: Education

Page: 324

View: 3566

"This book examines online interactions from different national, cultural, linguistic, legal, and economic perspectives, exploring how the increasingly international and intercultural Internet affects the ways users present ideas, exchange information, and conduct discussions online"--Provided by publisher.

The Influence of Computers, the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication on Everyday English

Author: Sandra Greiffenstern

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832524827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 5253

Computers and the Internet gave rise to the emergence of computer-mediated communication (CMC). The Influence of Computers, the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication on Everyday English focuses on the use of English in connection with computers and the Internet and on its influences on everyday English by analysing the dispersal of new meanings of words, neologisms, features of CMC and new metaphors. The intention is to show the computer- and Internet-related impact on the English language from several perspectives and to take several ways into consideration in which the Internet and CMC are changing language use and to evaluate this influence -- at least as far as this is possible.

Computer Mediated Communication

e-English - Language on the Internet

Author: Sebastian Weber

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656059195

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 31

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 13 Punkte, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Neuere Philologien), course: World Englishes, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction English, being a global language with more than 400 million L1 speakers and many hundreds of millions second language speakers, has its origin in the Anglo-Saxon period (McIntyre 2009: 31). Throughout time the English language has undergone an extensive change. In the beginning there were four major dialects of Old English. Nowadays, English, as a lingua franca, is spoken in all parts of the world and has become the official language in countries like Uganda, Liberia or Ghana (McIntyre 2009: 31). As my term paper is concerned with the topic of e-English, it is vital to mention that the development of the internet and the World Wide Web, two distinctive terms that must be looked at separately, had a huge impact on the development of English (Baron 2003: 2). As a result of the British colonisation, English spread overseas and had been spoken in all parts of the British Empire. The Expansion of the English language still continues nowadays, though not through colonisation, but a mixture of various factors such as politics, economics and most important with regard to my term paper technology (McIntyre 2009: 27). Therefore, the first aspect to point out in this essay focuses on the technical requirements that facilitate language exchange throughout the entire world. This will lead to the analysis of significant differences between spoken and written language in general and the effects of new technologies like the World Wide Web on the English language in particular. Subsequent to this, the major part of the term paper introduces the umbrella term Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) and investigates the question whether CMC could be seen as a new type of language or not. Since the term CMC encompasses a broad spectrum of writing options ranging from personally written off-line texts on the one end of the scale to one-to-one dialogue through e-mails or short messages on the other end (Baron 2003: 52), various types of CMC including e-mail and chat room language will be discussed and presented within this paragraph. The term paper ends with a conclusion, bringing together the results of the multiple factors involved in CMC read before the question of its influence on traditional written English and communication in daily life.

Computer-Mediated Communication Systems

Status and Evaluation

Author: Elaine B. Kerr,Starr Roxanne Hiltz

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483277305

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Computer-Mediated Communication Systems: Status and Evaluation synthesizes current knowledge about computerized conferencing systems, electronic mail, and office information-communication systems. It should be of interest both to students and researchers studying this new form of electronic communication and to organizations that are planning the installation of electronic mail or other computer-mediated communication systems and that need to be aware of the information gleaned from the studies presented here. The book is organized into four main sections, focusing on the following issues: (1) What are the important considerations in designing software or choosing a system from the many available options and capabilities? (2) What factors determine whether such systems are likely to be accepted or rejected? (3) What are the likely impacts of such systems upon the individuals, groups, and organizations which use them? It is not the economic costs and benefits, but the social problems and ""payoffs"" in the form of enhanced performance and organizational efficiency that should be the main considerations in deciding whether or not to use a computer-mediated communication system. (4) Given the conditional nature of many of the possible impacts, no system should be implemented without formal evaluation and feedback from users to guide the implementation. The major kinds of evaluational strategies that have been successfully employed are described in this book.

Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

Author: Susan Herring,Dieter Stein,Tuija Virtanen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110214466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 771

View: 5124

Excerpt Open publication The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena. Reduced series price (print) available! > For orders, please contact [email protected]

Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication

Author: Charles Ess

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791428719

Category: Computers

Page: 319

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The rush to the Information Superhighway and the transition to an Information Age have enormous political, ethical, and religious consequences. The essays collected here develop both interdisciplinary and international perspectives on privacy, critical thinking and literacy, democratization, gender, religion, and the very nature of the revolution promised in cyberspace. These essays are essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand and reflect upon these events and issues.

Computer-mediated Communication

Human-to-human Communication Across the Internet

Author: Susan B. Barnes

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205321452

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

View: 2809

Computer-Mediated Communication introduces students to the terms, theories, and issues associated with the use of the Internet in personal and social contexts. Each section of this text focuses on helping students understand how computer-mediated communication (CMC) is used in contemporary society. It provides different ways to think about how CMC is used to build interpersonal relationships, develop group communication, and support public communication both locally and globallyall while exploring social issues and challenges facing those who communicate via the computer.

Barriers and Biases in Computer-Mediated Knowledge Communication

And How They May Be Overcome

Author: Rainer Bromme,Friedrich W. Hesse,Hans Spada

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387243194

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 5865

What are the barriers in computer-mediated communication for cooperative learning and work? Based on empirical research, the chapters of this book offer different perspectives on the nature and causes of such barriers for students and researchers in the field.

Computer-Mediated Communication for Distance Education

An International Review of Design, Teaching, and Institutional Issues. ACSDE Research Monograph Number 6

Author: Rosalie Wells

Publisher: Amer Center for the Study of


Category: Computer conferencing.

Page: 69

View: 7896

One of the most recent technological systems to be adopted for use in distance education is computer-mediated communication (CMC), which typically includes computer conferencing, electronic mail, and electronic bulletin boards. The purpose of this review is to provide teachers, researchers and administrators with a practical summary of current knowledge about design, teaching, and institutional issues in the use of CMC for distance education, and to consolidate the major questions and issues in order to provide a relatively comprehensive overview of the field at this point in time. The review, which focuses on empirical studies using CMC in distance education, is divided into four parts: (1) Designing a Course To Maximize the Potential of CMC; (2) Teaching Considerations; (3) Institutional Issues (including computer access and marketing, policy, and cost); and (4) two charts illustrating the educational and communication uses of CMC which emphasize the extent to which CMC has become an international phenomenon. (Contains 181 references.) (ALF)

Words on the Web

Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Lyn Pemberton

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1871516560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 124

View: 6303

The studies in this volume investigate what happens to language when people communicate via computers.Increased use of video conferencing, email and the Web has led to a rapid development in our linguistic and social conventions. Particularly interesting is the way we are combining written, spoken and non-verbal modes in order to express ourselves effectively through these new media.The analysis of electronically mediated communication in this volume extends to every corner of human activity, from informal, domestic games, through public activities such as shopping or learning a language, to technical and intensive tasks like air-traffic control.The collection is of direct interest to all social scientists studying human communication, as well as the designers of new media. The bibliography directs readers to the most important recent work in CMC, with reference to conferences and related websites as well as to conventional literature.