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Click if You Want to Speak: Reframing CA for Research into Multimodal Conversations in Online Learning

Lamy, Marie-Noelle (2012). Click if You Want to Speak: Reframing CA for Research into Multimodal Conversations in Online Learning. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 3(1) pp. 1–18.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jvple.2012010101
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Abstract

This paper addresses the lack of formalised methodology for analysing learner interaction data created in conversations on audiographic platforms. First the author shows the importance of conversations in language learning and the need for researchers to understand how users learn from these interactions. Then the author establishes that appropriate methodologies for investigating interaction data collected from online platforms have as yet emerged neither from the field of computer-assisted language learning nor from conversation analysis (CA). Three brief multimodal conversations involving language learners in platform-based tutorials are analysed. The author shows that linguistic means of communication are only one way in which to achieve learning aims and other communication modes are identified. The author concludes that the analysis and interpretation of such exchanges can be improved by a crossdisciplinary approach which consists of augmenting constructs drawn from CA with selected constructs from social semiotics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
ISSN: 1947-8518
Keywords: audiographic, computer-mediated communication, conversational analysis, embodiment, multimodality, Second Language Acquisition, social semiotic
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 30655
Depositing User: Marie-Noëlle Lamy
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 13:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30655
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