Speech acts and phrases of knowledge construction in asynchoronous discourse / Alice Shanthi... [et al.]

Alice, Shanthi and Xavier, Thayalan and Jane, Xavierine and Hamuddin, Budiando (2017) Speech acts and phrases of knowledge construction in asynchoronous discourse / Alice Shanthi... [et al.]. Journal of Academia, 5 (1). pp. 158-165. ISSN 2289-6368

Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a study conducted in Malaysia pertaining to the speech acts commonly used for information sharing in web-forums. Data was purposively selected from online forums to answer the research questions. The messages in the data were categorised based on Searle’s (1976) Speech Acts taxonomy to explore the interactive language function of the messages. The study found that online forum members used more speech acts that were categorised as assertive in their web-forum interaction. The study also revealed different phases of knowledge construction were also present in the messages posted in web-forums. The findings of this study hopes to aid educators and academicians in the pedagogical aspect in using online discussion forums in the teaching and learning process.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Alice, ShanthiUNSPECIFIED
Xavier, ThayalanUNSPECIFIED
Jane, XavierineUNSPECIFIED
Hamuddin, BudiandoUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Content analysis (Communication)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Oral communication. Speech
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Academia
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Academia UiTM Negeri Sembilan
ISSN: 2289-6368
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 158-165
Item ID: 29487
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asynchronous Online Communication, Online Information Sharing. Phases of Information Sharing
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29487

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