The College of Education
cordially invites you to the
Research Program Workshop (RPW)
Computer-Mediated Communication: A "new" area of study
Dr. Elaine Espindola
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Date: November 9, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Venue: A1408 Speech Laboratory Room
Br. Andrew Gonzalez Bldg.
De La Salle University, Manila
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is here taken to mean any communicative interaction that happens through the use of two or more computers connected by some kind of web. The texts used in CMC range from written texts, images, audio and video, which are exchanged between persons by way of computer networks. This talk will focus on CMC as an emerging type of discourse, that is, a discourse that is multi and inter-disciplinary as it is discourse dependent on technology.
The talk will take the basic steps into the area of CMC showing how we start by mastering computer language and skills out of necessity and end up by exploring its potential on a practical level and then move to a more critical awareness of the way it enables us to participate in social interaction by using the Internet/digital media. Therefore, it is important to explore the way humans communicate in professional, social and education contexts as the method of communicating depends not only on the environment, but on the register of the communicative act.
Dr. Elaine Espindola holds a BA in Portuguese and English Language Teaching from the Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, MA and PhD in Letters (English and Corresponding Literature with a focus on Translation Studies) from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where she is a member of the PolySystemic Research Group, carrying out studies on Translation Studies, Multilingual Studies, Comparative and Contrastive Studies, Computer-Mediated Communication, Audio-Visual Translation Studies and Systemic Functional Linguistics.
Posted on: 10/29/2012