Using social network-mediated bridging activities to develop socio-pragmatic awareness in elementary Korean

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Abstract

Informed by a bridging activities model (Thorne & Reinhardt, 2008), the authors designed and implemented a series of activities using Facebook to develop elementary level Korean learners' socio-pragmatic awareness of the use of Korean honorifics. Nine students took part in the activities, which involved student collaboration to create five invented profiles and shared resources, guided analysis of expert/native use, role play activities to practice new socio-grammatical understandings, and analysis of peer production. Based on analysis of student work and post-instructional surveys, the authors found evidence for the development of socio-pragmatic awareness, as demonstrated by the practice of pragmatic flouting, the understanding of contextual constraints on use, and the creative use of Facebook affordances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Linguistics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages561-577
Number of pages17
Volume1-3
ISBN (Print)9781466660434, 1466660422, 9781466660427
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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