MITH Digital Dialogues: Irene Eleta, Multilingual Users of Twitter: Social Ties Across Language Borders or How a Story Could Travel the World

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : MITH : 0301
Event Type(s): Lecture

Focusing on the personal social network of multilingual Twitter users, Irene Eleta will discuss how social network analysis unveils the intersections of language groups. In general, the use of social network analysis to discover patterns of intercultural connections constitutes an enriching approach that can be applied in many disciplines. Also, she will talk about the influence of the social network on the language choices of multilingual users, with particular attention to the use of English as a Lingua Franca. Finally, she will invite the audience to reflect on what prevents or encourages translation behaviors and cross-cultural awareness in the social media context.

Website: http://mith.umd.edu/digitaldialogues

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Guiliano
MITH
3014058927

mith.umd.edu




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