[Air-L] webinar Where languages collide: How multilingual literacies make social media real
freder at utu.fi
Thu Jun 9 01:09:29 PDT 2011
Where languages collide: How multilingual literacies make social media real
14 June 2011, University of Luxembourg and broadcast live
Media and more specifically social media exist in and through multiple
languages - in keyboarding, texting, dubbing, subtitling, translating,
gaming and in many other ways of media interaction. Multilingualism is
key when participating in (social) media. Media literacy is build from
various languages and contexts of language use.
* How do social media rely on multiple languages ?
* Is there media literacy without multilingualism ?
* How do users bridge languages and contents in multiuser contexts ?
* How does media literacy construct language identities ?
An interactive debate with two leading researchers in the area of
multilingualism and media literacy will address recent findings and
discuss examples collected from the multilingual audience preparing and
attending the webinar.
Claire Kramsch is Professor of German and Education at UC Berkeley
Pilar Lacasa is Professor at University of Alcalá
The interactive debate is moderated by Gudrun Ziegler, Associate
Professor at the University of Luxembourg
Register now for free: webinar.luxembourg at gmail.com
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