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E-TEXT in E-FL: Four flavours 1.Przemek Kaszubski 2.Joanna Jendryczka-Wierszycka 3.Michał Remiszewski 4.Włodzimierz Sobkowiak Presentation of the Department.

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Presentation on theme: "E-TEXT in E-FL: Four flavours 1.Przemek Kaszubski 2.Joanna Jendryczka-Wierszycka 3.Michał Remiszewski 4.Włodzimierz Sobkowiak Presentation of the Department."— Presentation transcript:

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2 E-TEXT in E-FL: Four flavours 1.Przemek Kaszubski 2.Joanna Jendryczka-Wierszycka 3.Michał Remiszewski 4.Włodzimierz Sobkowiak Presentation of the Department of Computer Assisted English Linguistics in the School of English of Adam Mickiewicz University, February 27th This slideshow covers only WS's presentation.Department of Computer Assisted English LinguisticsSchool of EnglishAdam Mickiewicz University

3 flexibility: fonts, formats, attributes correctibility, accuracy, up-to-dateness searchability: local and global portability: PDA, Kindle, smartphone, etc. manipulability: types, media, channels annotability: tagging, parsing, semantic web immediacy: speed of transmission and processing (hyper-)linkability, nonlinearity sharability, openness, low cost popularity among 'digital natives' (See The Machine is Using Us by Michael Wesch for a good video treatment of these issues)The Machine is Using Us The advantages of e-text:

4 Włodzimierz Sobkowiak e-text in Second Life: reification of text?

5 public text-chat, public text-chat Instant Messaging (IM), Instant Messaging notecards, notecards whiteboards, whiteboards object info fields, object info fields avatar profile info fields, avatar profile info fields inventory contents, inventory contents menu system Types of "ordinary" e-text in SL:

6 Linguistic symbols, from phonemes/letters to whole texts can be reified into 'rezzed' (created) three-dimensional objects, thus creating innovative manipulative affordances, impossible in First Life and appealing especially to kinaesthetic learners. For example, phonetic dominoes: words reified as moveable and audio-enhanced blocks which attract or repel each other, according to e-FL-relevant phonetic criteria, such as segmental makeup, syllable number, stress pattern, etc. Unique e-text affordances in SL:

7 Phonetic dominoes (view from above) Arrange the nine coloured cubes domino-style to match sounds at the edges of words. Cubes say their name when left- clicked. Here's the list (in alphabet order): apricot, cereal, cream, ketchup, lettuce, milk, pork chops, spoon, T-bone steak.pork chops

8 Phonetic dominoes: close-up view of pork chops; click to hear You'll find my dominoes in my Virtlantis classroommy Virtlantis classroom in Second Life.

9 Other examples of e-text reification: David Merrill's (MIT) 'siftables' (click to watch on YouTube)


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