Proseminar: Online English: Computer Mediated Communication

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain English
    Code UE-L06.01203
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Proseminar
    Level Bachelor
    Semester SP-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Wednesday 15:15 - 17:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    With the advent of internet and internet-based communication, languages have been exposed to new communication media. English quickly acquired the status of the internet lingua franca. In this proseminar, we will first look into the effect that internet media have had on English on lexical, morphological, syntactic, and semantic levels. We will also analyse the properties of computer-mediated communication and see to what extent it has reshaped the English language to suit its needs and purposes.

    We will then look into the impact that online affordances have had on the way we communicate with each other, looking at phenomena like trolling, memes, likes and retweets, among others. Thus, we will examine to what extent online interactions have modified the way we communicate with each other.

    Our primary material will be the English language used in emails, chats, facebook posts, tweets, online games, blogs, websites, etc. From a methodological point of view, students will take an active part in finding the data we will be working on and sessions will be divided up between theory and data analysis.

    Training objectives

    - development of empirical methods for the study of English
    - theoretical and methodological tools used to analyse the English language
    - knowledge of the central concepts in the field
    - methodological and practical approach to collecting data
    - understanding of the scientific approach to the study of the English language

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    A bibliography and a list of assigned readings will be made available in the first week of the semester.

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    23.02.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    02.03.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    09.03.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    16.03.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    23.03.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    30.03.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    06.04.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    13.04.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    27.04.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    04.05.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    11.05.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    18.05.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    25.05.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
    01.06.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3026
  • Assessments methods

    Séminaire - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SP-2022, Autumn Session 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Séminaire - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    English Language and Literature 120
    Version: SA15_BA_ang_V02
    Module Six: Advanced Research and Writing
    Module Four: Theory and Texts

    English Language and Literature 50
    Version: SA15_BASI_ang_V01
    Module 02: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

    English Language and Literature 60
    Version: SA15_BA_ang_V01
    Theory and Texte or Culture and Identity > Module Four: Theory and Texts

    Ens. compl. en Lettres
    Version: ens_compl_lettres

    Lettres [Cours]
    Version: Lettres_v01