Search Site
You are here: Home >

LRDG: #iamscience: Solidarity and boundaries on science twitter

Date: 16 October 2012 Time: 1 - 2 pm

Venue: B 89, County South

Please note the change of venue: B89, County South, Lancaster University.

Greg Myers (Lancaster University) will be speaking on:

This paper draws on a study of ten Twitter feeds by scientists. First I give an overview showing how a corpus of science tweets differs from a reference corpus of other specialist tweets. I compare the different styles and functions of science tweets in my corpus. Then I look in detail at three episodes of interaction around processes of publication, showing how the scientists develop solidarity, draw boundaries, and convey a sense of scientific work.

Event website: http://literacy.lancs.ac.uk/lrdg/Current_Academic_Year.htm

Contact:

Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Associated staff: Greg Myers (Linguistics and English Language)

Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Digital literacies, Twitter

«Back

Faculty News & Events

Find out about news and events in other departments:

All FASS Events

All FASS News

| Home | About | Undergraduate | PhD | Staff |
| Research| News & Events | Student Resources | Contact |
County South, Lancaster University, LA1 4YD, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1524 593572 E-mail Enquiries

Save this page: delicious logo Del.icio.us Digg It Reddit Reddit Facebook Stumble It Stumble It!

Privacy and Cookies Notice

Lancaster University Home Page Department of Educational Research Home Page