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ERIC Number: EJ1103583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1094-3501
Cultures-of-Use and Morphologies of Communicative Action
Thorne, Steven L.
Language Learning & Technology, v20 n2 p185-191 Jun 2016
In this article I revisit the cultures-of-use conceptual framework--that technologies, as forms and processes comprising human culture, mediate and assume variable meanings, values, and conventionalized functions for different communities (Thorne, 2003). I trace the antecedent arc of investigation and serendipitous encounters that led to the 2003 publication and conclude by proposing that digital environments and the human experience of activity form unified ecologies with agency distributed through the system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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