Iferences between face to face communication and mediate interpersonal communication.
in 300 words
* Please use FACEBOOK as the example (speech event) for the instructions below:
This is a reflection on perceived differences between face to face communication
and mediated interpersonal communication.
From what you have learned in our discussion of Ethnography and speech events, discuss the use of a specific speech event (for example, an email
exchange communication, a conversation over skype, a cell phone conversation,
etc.) and reflect on the use of new media.
Select one specific example from everyday life (at home, at work, walking down to
the subway, etc.) and examine in which way a?face to facea? communicationa? is being
transformed (and if it is on the a?written-oral communication continuuma?, such as
email, what is actually taking place? What kind of a speech event would this be?
What sort of cultural norms structure this speech event?).
New media is a general term that can be applied to how technology mediates
interpersonal communication. In this reflection, choose one speech event. Be
particularly attentive to any intercultural aspects of communication.
Consider the following: After you describe your speech event (you donat need to
apply the SPEAKING GRID!), consider the following categories so that the reader can
understand the setting & the time, the participants and some of the speech acts that
integrate this speech event. Then consider some of the following questions: What
may be the cultural norms of interpretations? (In the case of an email exchange, for
example, what are the expectations for the sender? And for the receiver?) What has
shifted from prior standard communication? For example, regarding the
participants in a skype group conversation, what may be the constraints in terms of
participation structure (what may be the rules for the speaker? And for the
listeners? What about onlookers? Others?); what about visual access? What about
language and language use? What sort of norms (regarding the use of language) may
need to be in place? What sort of cultural expectations need to be shared and
understood by all present to the situation? What sort of adjustments do you feel you
had to make, if any?