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Language Economy in Computer-mediated Communication: Learner Autonomy in a Community of Practice
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0128-3770
2013 (English)In: Computer-assisted foreign language teaching and learning: Technological advances / [ed] Bin Zou, Minjie Xing, Catherine Xiang, Yuping Wang, Mingyu Sun, Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global, 2013, 73-89 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents an analysis of economised language in textchat data from non-native English-speaking students on an MA programme in English Linguistics. Previous research by the author demonstrated that forms clipped or otherwise reduced from their full version can be considered evidence that an Internet community of practice has formed. We argue here that this implies that the learners are exhibiting autonomy, and we also demonstrate that the same can be concluded for ellipsis. The functions of ellipsis are identified, which demonstrates that students are interacting, and therefore are at least in the process of forming a social learning community.

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Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global, 2013. 73-89 p.
Keyword [en]
CALL, ellipsis, textchat, community of practice, autonomy
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Ett förenklat språk på Internätet?
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-10136DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2821-2ISBN: 9781466628212 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-10136DiVA: diva2:530885
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2015-08-10Bibliographically approved

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