Enhancing social media-based participation in L2 communities of practice

dc.contributor.authorKataoka, Hajime
dc.contributor.supervisorPoulton, M. Cody
dc.contributor.supervisorD'Arcy, Alexandra F.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-25T20:22:10Z
dc.date.available2017-04-25T20:22:10Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_US
dc.date.issued2017-04-25
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Pacific and Asian Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a literature review that reports on the use of social media for language learning and teaching. I argue that the use of one’s first language as well as their second language (L2) on social media is a useful technique while learning L2 because code-switching can play a vital role in communication among users. I also argue that social media-based participation in Communities of Practice (CoPs) can provide learning opportunities for language learners. In the course of my argument, I examine a wide range of studies relating to social media, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, and I discuss the benefits and risks of the use of social media in language learning. After amalgamating the key points from the literature, I propose a curricular framework for language classrooms which serves as a scaffolding activity for the use of social media for participating in L2 CoPs through objective analysis of linguistic resources.en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0290en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0279en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/7987
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectSocial Mediaen_US
dc.subjectApplied Linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectCommunity of Practiceen_US
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectSecond Language Acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectComputer Mediated Communicationen_US
dc.titleEnhancing social media-based participation in L2 communities of practiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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