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