19 June 2013
Join us on June 19 for a CoCo Seminar by Shannon Kennedy-Clark titled “It was a successful troll – an examination of the grammar of trolling”
In this presentation, the grammar of trolling and the linguistic strategies, both overt and implied, which participants in computer-mediated communications use in trolling and subversively redefining the online space for playful purposes will be examined.
The strategies used by the targets of trolling, either individually or collectively, to (attempt to) repair damaged conversations and reclaim the space will be outlined. Trolling interactions from a range of corpora, including student synchronous chat, social media, and online role-playing games will be discussed.
Through the analysis of discourse features, such as intrusions and disruptions to functioning conversations, floor holding, conversation shifts, uses of pronouns and modal verbs, we can examine how trolling exploits the permeable and negotiable strata of linguistic instantiation for verbal contest and display.
This seminar will be available live online at http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/seminar-room2/
Education Building (A35)
T: 935 12612
Shannon Kennedy-Clark is a senior lecturer in academic development at the Australian Catholic University. Shannon has held a number of academic positions both in Australia and overseas.
Her main teaching areas are academic communication, academic literacy and technology enhanced learning. Shannon has worked on a number of projects in the field of technology enhanced learning and academic communication.
Her PhD centered on the use of game-based learning to develop inquiry skills. Her current research studies are on collaborative design, post-enrolment language assessment (PELA), video-lecture pedagogy and embedding academic literacy in higher education.
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