Communicating pragmatics about content and culture in virtually mediated educational environments

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  • Birthe Mousten
  • John Humbley, Université Paris—Denis Diderot
  • ,
  • Bruce Maylath, North Dakota State University
  • ,
  • Sonia Vandepitte, Universiteit Gent
  • Department of Language and Business Communication

This chapter examines the interactive communications of geographically distant virtual classrooms, connected via virtual aids ranging from e-mails to videoconferences. The combination is crucial: through diverse filters, virtual teams mediate a final text for a new language and culture. The authors use linguistic pragmatics as a mechanism to analyze and assess the efficiency and the meaningfulness of such communications. They then use this approach to recommend best practices for educators teaching in cross-cultural virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Mediated Communication across Cultures : International Interactions in Online Environments
Number of pages16
PublisherIGI global
Publication year1 Dec 2011
ISBN (print)9781609608330
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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