The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication is pleased to offer a presentation-workshop titled Social Media and Communication. This workshop will showcase the various impacts that advances of social media can have on professional and personal interactions through a detailed analysis of language use online.
We will start the workshop with a brief activity to share our personal views of how social media has influenced our life in all possible ways. Then, an introductory part of the workshop will present the aspects of language use that can be influenced by affordances and limitation of online platforms. They include but are not limited to orthography, lexical and grammatical variations, turn-taking system, and speech acts.
The second part, will focus specifically on the interplay of social media discourse and professional communication. First, how professional identity can be constructed online will be showcased through the language analysis of specific discourse strategies. Next, we will present how digital storytelling is done online focusing on its nuances and possibilities to create professional presence. Finally, we will discuss the specificities of speech acts like advising, requesting help, and announcing online. Through engaging with the language analysis activities, the workshop participants’ will gather practical tips to how create their professional presence and how communicate more effectively online.
In addition, the workshop participants will have a chance to engage with discourse analysis activities, ask questions, and share personal experiences.
When: September 26th, 12:15-1:50pm
Where: Rayzor Hall, Room 204
When: October 23th, 12:50-1:50pm
Where: Rayzor Hall, Room 305
If you are interested, please, RSVP to Aisulu Raspayeva at email@example.com