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Linguistic Layering: social language development in the context of multimodal design and digital technologies

Domingo, Myrrh (2012) Linguistic Layering: social language development in the context of multimodal design and digital technologies. learning media and technology, 37 (2). pp. 177-197. ISSN 1743-9892. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

In our contemporary society, digital texts more readily circulate that extend beyond page-bound formats to include interactive representations such as online newsprint with hyperlinks to audio and video files. This is to say that multimodality combined with digital technologies extends grammars to include voice, visual, music, among other modes for articulating ideas beyond written language. In this paper, I discuss these multimodal designs in relation to a group of transcultural youth and their multilingual exchanges online. I examine patterns that reveal how their linguistic exchanges both drew from and extended beyond in-schools literacy practices. Using discourse and multimodal analyses, I examine data from a three-year ethnography that documents specific ways in which their multimodal design migrated across contexts and facilitated their social language development. In so doing, I describe their artistic approach to attending to language variety beyond code-switching through a process I identify as linguistic layering.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Literacy, Information Technology (IT) or Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ethnography
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 13:51
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:01
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