1. A Linguistic Analysis of the Online Debate on Vaccines and Use of Fora as Information Stations and Confirmation Niche

Marianna Zummo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 44-57

Abstract
  This study looks at the communication between users concerning health risks, with the aim of exploring their use of fora and assessing whether participants establish a niche with like-minded users during these exchanges. By integrating a corpus linguistic approach with content analysis and multiple studies ...  Read More

2. Learning Pragmatics through Computer-Mediated Communication in Taiwan

Zohreh Eslami; Chia Ning Liu

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 52-73

Abstract
  This study investigated the effectiveness of explicit pragmatic instruction on the acquisition of requests by college-level English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners in Taiwan. The goal was to determine first whether the use of explicit pragmatic instruction had a positive effect on EFL learners’ ...  Read More