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“Nice to get to know you” : Social presence in virtual exchange discourse (2020)


Háhn, J. (2020). “Nice to get to know you” : Social presence in virtual exchange discourse. In S. Grasz, T. Keisanen, F. Oloff, M. Rauniomaa, I. Rautiainen, & M. Siromaa (Eds.), Menetelmällisiä käänteitä soveltavassa kielentutkimuksessa - Methodological turns in applied language studies (pp. 33-55). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry. AFinLA:n vuosikirja, 2020. https://doi.org/10.30661/afinlavk.89449


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Háhn, Judit

Parent publication: Menetelmällisiä käänteitä soveltavassa kielentutkimuksessa - Methodological turns in applied language studies

Parent publication editors: Grasz, Sabine; Keisanen, Tiina; Oloff, Florence; Rauniomaa, Mirka; Rautiainen, Iira; Siromaa, Maarit

eISBN: 978-951-9388-71-7

Journal or series: AFinLA:n vuosikirja

eISSN: 2343-2608

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 2020

Pages range: 33-55

Number of pages in the book: 262

Publisher: Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry

Place of Publication: Jyväskylä

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30661/afinlavk.89449

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73923


Abstract

Virtual exchange comprises online collaborative activities in facilitated, educational contexts across borders. This paper offers a multimodal approach to the study of social presence in students’ asynchronous online discourse in the context of virtual exchange. It draws on the Community of Inquiry model of online learning (Garrison 2017) and interprets social presence as the dynamic discursive process of social interaction and self-presentation. The data consists of screenshots collected in a closed Facebook group during the first assignment of a Czech-Finnish virtual exchange project in 2017. The study aims to explore how the method of multimodal discourse analysis can be used to describe the three dimensions of social presence. The students’ self-introductory posts, reactions and comments were examined in three modes of meaning-making: the linguistic, the visual and the action mode. The study offers a model for the qualitative multimodal discourse analysis of social presence construction in asynchronous social media interaction.


Keywords: student exchange; virtual environment; social media; online learning; social interaction; linguistic interaction; presence; multimodality; discourse; discourse analysis

Free keywords: virtual exchange; social presence; Community of Inquiry; multimodal discourse analysis


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Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1


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