Screens and Scenes: Multimodal Communication in Online Intercultural Encounters

1st Edition

Richard Kern, Christine Develotte

Published June 19, 2018
Reference - 306 Pages - 63 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138213951 - CAT# Y290799
Series: Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication

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This book examines the relationships between online visual interfaces and language use in educational contexts and the features that underpin them to explore the complex nature of online communication and its implications for educational practice. Adopting a case study approach featuring a global range of examples, the volume uniquely focuses on multimodal intercultural interactions, with a particular interest in videoconferencing, to look at how they project and reflect particular cultural values and tendencies concerning language use and how they elucidate the complex cultural identifications and affiliations inherent in intercultural encounters. The book employs a diverse range of theoretical and research frameworks to highlight the dynamic connections between digital technology, social life, and language use, and the ways in which they can inform language education, making this an ideal resource for students and scholars in applied linguistics, communication studies, media studies, information studies, and education.

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