Lecture by Eva Lam, April 15, 2011

New Media and Literacy in Transnational Environments

by Eva Lam, Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, Asian American Studies, Northwestern University.

This paper discusses recent developments in sociolinguistic research that theorizes the nature of language and communicative practices in globalized and transnationalized spaces. We consider how this work proposes some new ways to think about language and literacy in complex local and translocal multilingual environments where communicative practices take place at a variety of spatial scales and diverse social fields. A specific domain of analysis is the literacy practices and learning that take place with transnational media, especially new communication media that are used for engaging in social interactions and with texts that circulate across national borders.

Friday, April 15, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 pm
B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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