Learning Language and Culture Via Public Internet Discussion Forums

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byBarbara E Hanna

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Public Internet discussion forums offer opportunities for intercultural interaction in many languages on a vast range of topics, but are often overlooked by language educators in favour of purpose-built exchanges between learners. The book investigates this untapped pedagogical potential.

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Public Internet discussion forums offer opportunities for intercultural interaction in many languages on a vast range of topics, but are often overlooked by language educators in favour of purpose-built exchanges between learners. The book investigates this untapped pedagogical potential.

BARBARA E. HANNA teaches at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, where she is Senior Lecturer in French. She is particularly interested in teaching French as intercultural communication and has published in the fields of computer mediated communication, intercultural narratives and intercultural communication.   JULIANA de ...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Note on Quotations From Internet Forums
Introduction
PART I: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ONLINE
Culture and Online Communication
Debate or Conversation? French and British Public Internet Discussion
Plus a Change: Are Online Cultural Differences Fading Over Time?
PART II: LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND INTERCULTURAL INTERNET DISCUSSION
Public Discussion Forums as a Tool for Language Learning
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Learners Participation Strategies
Face Off: Identity in Online Debate
Towards Intercultural Discussion: Getting off on the Right Foot(Ing)
Case Study: Using Public Internet Forums to Develop French Argumentation Skills
Forums for Learning: Language, Culture and Identity
Notes
References
Internet Forums and Other Websites Cited
Index