Discoursal Construction of Academic Identity in Cyberspace: The Example of an E-Seminar (by Malgorzata Sokól)


Author(s): Malgorzata Sokól

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publish date: 2012-01-01
ISBN-10: 1443834688
ISBN-13: 9781443834681
Language: English
Description: The aim of this volume is to look into how academic identity is
discoursally constructed in CMC (computer-mediated communication),
using the example of an e-seminar. An e-seminar is an asynchronous
type of CMC, where private, public and institutional domains merge,
and therefore it provides an interesting context for exploring
academic communication phenomena in cyberspace. The linguistic cues
of academic identity can be identified on three levels of discourse
organisation: the features of lexico-grammar, textual
macrostructures and genres. In general, the analysis shows how
these three levels of discourse organisation contribute towards how… more…

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