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ERIC Number: EJ931216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Second Language Students' Discourse Socialization in Academic Online Communities
Yim, Yoon-kyung Kecia
Canadian Modern Language Review, v67 n1 p1-27 Feb 2011
This article reports an investigation of second language (L2) students' class participation in English-language university courses in two different modes: face-to-face off-line and asynchronous online. The study addressed (1) what characteristics of academic online discourse were created in graduate courses; (2) how students reported their construction of online discourse and what problems they faced; and (3) what participant roles L2 students exhibited in their academic online discourse. The findings reveal larger differences between the two courses than those between L1 and L2 status. The two courses appeared to be equally successful in generating a high level of academic discourse, but they differed substantially in terms of language registration, attitudes, exercise of agency, and the range of participant roles. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada