Discussion Forums for Adolescents : Writing Practices and Communication Skills
2010, 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.