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Adolescents' linguistic practices in College-affiliated Bulletin Board Systems(BBSs) in Taiwan - LRDG seminar

Date: 2 November 2010 Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Venue: County South Room C89 (Meeting Room 7)

Ruby Chen will speak on

Adolescents' linguistic practices in College-affiliated Bulletin Board Systems(BBSs) in Taiwan.

This research project investigates adolescents' online literacy practices in a bulletin board system (BBS) in Taiwan. I focus on their writing including how linguistic features carried over from their spoken language repertoire are transformed into orthography. Resources available to them include scripts associated with Mandarin Chinese and English. Taiwanese, their native spoken language, does not have a strong written tradition, but this problem is solved by digraphia which is defined as the use of two or more different writing systems for a single language (Dale, 1980). Digital literacy practices involving digraphia become very interesting phenomena. In this presentation, I explore some of the creative ways in which the college students make use of the resources of BBS as their everyday literacy practices to construct their social network and express identity in this online community of practice.

Event website: http://literacy.lancs.ac.uk

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

Keywords: Literacies, Literacy

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