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LRDG seminar: David Barton - Writing on Web2

Date: 6 November 2007 Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Writing on Web2: Multilingual uses of Flickr and the development of new vernacular practices David Barton, Lancaster University Web2 spaces such as social networking sites, photo sharing sites, blogs and wikis offer many new possibilities for writing. I am interested in what is new about writing in virtual spaces: how they are new forms of writing emergent from existing forms; how they lead to new text types; and how the new practices constitute strong vernacular literacies. In this paper I will examine the photo sharing site Flickr and particularly multilingual activity. I will provide extensive examples investigating the ways in which people create new multilingual identities, combining languages in different ways and interacting with different audiences. Everyone welcome

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Organising departments and research centres: Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language


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