Skip Links | Access/General | Site Map
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
You are here: Home >

Paper discussion session: From variation to heteroglossia in the study of computer-mediated discourse

Date: 14 June 2011 Time: 1.00 pm - 2.pm

Venue: C89 (meeting room 7) County South

Paper discussion session: From variation to heteroglossia in the study of computer-mediated discourse byJannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg).Forthcoming in C. Thurlow & K. Mroczek (eds.) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media, OUP (due July 2011).

In this paper Androutsopoulos identifies five qualities, or "limits" of a language variation approach to the study of language online - or, more particularly Web 2.0 environments. He argues that the "semiotic patchworks" of social networking texts "exhaust the potential of variation analysis" and proposes that heteroglossia offers a richer perspective. We will discuss his paper, possibly focussing on questions such as:

a) What does Androutsopoulos mean by his contrasting characterisations of a variationist approach and one centred on heteroglossia?

b) What challenges arise in the discussion of highly multimodal, multilingual data such as that which he samples in this chapter and what does his approach offer?

c) Is heteroglossia more applicable to Web 2.0 analysis than language encountered in other contexts?

The discussion will be introduced and chaired by Julia Gillen.

The paper is available online at

http://jannisandroutsopoulos.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/variation-to-heteroglossia-in-cmc-2nd-draft.pdf

All welcome!

Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/centres/llrc/what/lrdg/lrdg.htm

Contact:

Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Associated staff: David Barton, Julia Gillen, Karin Tusting

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

«Back

Search FASS

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
| Home | Departments | People | Study Here | Research | Business and Enterprise | News and Events |
- FASS Intranet -

Save this page: Delicious Del.icio.us Reddit Reddit Facebook Stumble It Stumble It!

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510814
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 510857
E-mail:

E-mail: Email address protected by JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript to contact us.

Copyright & Disclaimer | Privacy and Cookies Notice

Save contact details

Save contact details