Anne-Laure FOUCHER (Clermont-Ferrand)Chats, face-to-face activities and macro-tasks in learning French as FL : the contribution of each of these means2010, Vol. XV-2, pp. 155-172
The aim of this paper is to offer new elements to the discussion on Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) in foreign language learning. In particular, we want to know how chats, forums and face-to-face work can contribute to the achievement of a written macro-task in FFL (French as a Foreign Language). We base our analysis on a computer-mediated learning system, based on both face-to-face and distance sessions via forums and chatting between French-learning Cypriot students and FFL teachers-to-be. Two types of data are considered: synchronous and asynchronous interaction data and questionnaires which were administered to the participants at the end of the project.
Michel MARCOCCIA (Troyes)Discussion Forums for Adolescents : Writing Practices and Communication Skills2010, Vol. XV-2, pp. 139-154
This paper deals with discussions within internet forums dedicated to teenagers. Its aim is to describe and analyze the adolescents' writing practices in these forums and the communicative competences which are implemented through these practices (essentially a relational competence), through a ethnographic, pragmatic and discourse analysis of 200 messages sent to Ados.fr, a very active French-speaking forum. This analysis will lead to the following question: are these extracurricural competences can be obstacles or resources in learning situations.
Kirk MCELHEARN (CNRS)Writing Conversation. An Analysis of Speech Events in E-mail Mailing Lists2000, Vol. V-1, pp. 71-88
E-mail is a form of communication whose use is increasing exponentially as the Internet, and other means of computer-mediated communication (CMC), become more accessible to the general public. Aside from its use in direct interpersonal communication, just as letters, memos, and faxes are used, it is also used for communication among groups that share common interests or goals, through mailing lists. The latter give people the opportunity to discuss these subjects using a form of discourse that is relatively new. While this type of CMC is a form of written communication, there are many aspects of mailing list discourse that are similar to those used in spoken discourse. In this paper, I will discuss how mailing lists function, and how the type of mailing list can influence the type of discourse that is used on the list.
Christian OLLIVIER (La Réunion)Collaborative Writing Online : An Interactional Approach to Written Production for Active and Motivated Social Learners2010, Vol. XV-2, pp. 121-137
The communication and collaboration tools that are available on the web 2.0 offer new opportunities for teaching and learning languages. We present here the results of two similar experiments on collaborative writing for the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. We show that working with Wikipedia initiates a real collaborative process between the students, the Wikipedian Community and the teacher and that this kind of task - which includes real social interactions - is a motivating factor for the learners. Based on these results we promote the implementation of real life tasks and of an "interactional approach".
Isabelle PIEROZAK (Aix-en-Provence)Sociolinguistic approach of French writing on internet: "ge fé dais fotes si je voeux"2000, Vol. V-1, pp. 89-104
The frequent occurrence of electronic conversations (chats) on channels devoted to this activity highlights the existence of ordinary language uses having the peculiarity of being simultaneously current and written and non confidential. This phenomenon is studied here from the point of view of identity, and according to dual and complementary approaches. These link the variety of the (ortho)graphical practices observed to the sociolinguistic representations which organize them at identity level. It appears that the chatters' discursive practices, in the absence of any other way to do it, become the only way to bring to existence for the interlocutors extralinguistic determinants pertaining to the chat, this process being underlied by linguistic representations.
Internet - Web 2.0