EFL reviewers’ emoticon use in asynchronous computer-mediated peer response
學年 104
學期 2
出版(發表)日期 2016-06-01
作品名稱 EFL reviewers’ emoticon use in asynchronous computer-mediated peer response
著者 Carrie Yea-huey Chang
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Computers and Composition 40, pp.1-18
摘要 This classroom research described CMC users’ employment of text-based emoticons in asynchronous web-based peer responses in an EFL college English writing class, to better understand how learners behave in such a face-threatening and task-oriented act (i.e. peer response). A total of 104 peer reviews produced by 13 English majors in Taiwan were analyzed. Among the 90 text-based emoticons produced, the most utilized was the smiley face. Although students attached emoticons to their criticisms, emoticons were more often employed in positive (80%) than negative (20%) contexts. Emoticons were also used as a friendship marker by some users. Individual difference in emoticon use, nevertheless, varied greatly. Findings showed that in asynchronous text-based peer response, emoticons served several purposes, depending on the contexts they occurred in: to express affections, to reduce the formality of peer response, to punctuate sentences, to hedge statements or to mark friendship.
關鍵字 Emoticons;computer-mediated communication;asynchronous;peer response;EFL;hedging;friendship-marker
語言 en
ISSN 8755-4615 1873-2011
期刊性質 國外
通訊作者 Carrie Yea-huey Chang
國別 GBR
出版型式 ,電子版,紙本

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