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Written By: junxelcarlos on December 8, 2009 No Comment

Hello everyone,

I am yet another student from UC Berkeley’s French 24 seminar and will write a post about my presentation on language and technology. My presentation was based on a activity I engage in to pass the time. I watch YouTube videos of some popular Asian American teenagers who make videos and post them on YouTube. […]

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Written By: daveski on December 8, 2009 1 Comment
Bienvenue FR24! What’s the news with language & technology?

Welcome to everyone from French 24, Prof. Kern’s “Language and Technology” seminar, and of course to anyone else who happens upon this post. (These days I think Found in Translation’s getting about 200 hits per day, and we’ve had visits from people in about 150 countries, if I’m remembering the Google Analytics report […]

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Written By: ranilover91 on December 4, 2009 1 Comment

So I had to do a research project on something of interest to me in terms of communication and technology. I chose to research the rise, expansion, and effects of text messaging on teenagers. Overall, I learned a lot about the texting and its origins. I am a very shy person, so naturally have the […]

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Written By: daveski on November 6, 2009 2 Comments

With last Monday’s BLC lecture by University of Oregon’s Carl Falsgraf, “Distance Teaching and Distance Learning”, and a few days at end of the week at the joint NEALLT/NERALLT conference at Yale on language learning and technology, I’ve had a lot of stimulation for thinking about distance and online language learning. […]

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Written By: daveski on October 30, 2009 No Comment

I’m at the joint NEALLT/NERALLT conference being held at Yale October 30-31, and hope to post a few more updates on language learning and technology topics. For now I thought I’d share a neat link to language learning applications for smartphones (for all you iPhone owners out there!), put together by […]

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Written By: daveski on October 27, 2009 5 Comments
Captured after David Crystal @ BLC 10/23: A cardboard text message

In his 2001 book, Mediated Discourse: The Nexus of Practice, Ron Scollon began an exposition of discourse as action in the same way he began numerous presentations and, no doubt, other conversations with scholars, students and friends: with a cup of coffee. But this was no un-ordinary cup of coffee; he discussed what was, in […]

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Written By: daveski on October 17, 2009 No Comment
iMe+. No translation necessary.

I don’t know when I started hearing this, but nowadays I can’t help but cringe every time I hear expressions like these:

Watching the weather forecast on the evening news: “Your weekend weather coming up, right after these commercials.”
Transferring from the Fremont to the San Francisco-bound train on BART: “This is your San Francisco/Daly City-bound train.”
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Written By: daveski on September 16, 2009 3 Comments
U2 wrote this.

Seriously. And you, too, blogged before blogs, if Uve ripped (remember when paper was real?), cut (and scissors?) and pasted (glue?), mixed (batter) and burned (have DVD drives eliminated your inner pyromaniac, too?).

Sure, metaphors for all the cool stuff we can do with digital tools to images, sounds, videos and the like always seem to […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on August 11, 2009 1 Comment
Revolutionary Twitter

Over the last two months, protests have been breaking out in Iran over the “election” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President. The dissenters comprise of supporters of the candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who are convinced that the election has been stolen from them. I have been following the […]

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Written By: daveski on June 13, 2009 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the participants at “Wordcamp San Francisco”, one of the many gatherings/conventions being held around the U.S. and in a bunch of other countries for users, developers, and fans of the open-source blogging platform WordPress. Of course, a week and […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on June 2, 2009 2 Comments

My days begin and end on blogs: charged, electrified, inter-active textscapes that are like no other…chaotic, always-in-motion, dynamic “journals” where it isn’t the processed, polished product that’s of value, but the product-in-formation, the process, the processing. Here are the confessions of a blogaholic.

Their hyperlinks, like branches curling out into endspace, send us hurtling […]

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Written By: daveski on June 1, 2009 No Comment

My curiosity was piqued by news of a Computer-Mediated Communication corpus from Loyola that gives access to writing samples from a group of 21 people in blog, chat, discussion, email, essay, and interview genres. Not a monolithic sample size to be sure but this might raise some interesting questions…

It was also interesting to […]

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Written By: daveski on March 15, 2009 5 Comments

There’s no better time for reflection and thanks than early Sunday afternoon, looking out the window of Urban Blend (hat tip for the electricity that powered this post) close to Jack London Square in Oakland, a great spot for writing and general productivity, and where the barista (this used to be an auto […]

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Written By: daveski on March 14, 2009 No Comment

TechCrunch reported yesterday that there was a language startup website that was among the winners in the European startup conference in Brussels, Plugg. Apparently the site Myngle, which connects individual teachers with people who want to learn languges on their own schedule (for a fee), got rave reviews. Other […]

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Written By: daveski on March 2, 2009 No Comment

A few sites have jumped out at me recently for learning about all things blogging — this list from Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom and Collaboratory, and this site, called “Into the Blogosphere”. Enough to keep us busy for months, I’m sure. Any others out there???

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Written By: Youki on February 17, 2009 9 Comments

Bobbie Johnson, writer for the UK Guardian’s Technology Blog, recently wrote an article entitled “Why aren’t ebooks taking off? Not enough pirates” in which he examines the role of piracy in the conversion from analog to digital music, video, and books:

Everyone’s looking at the pattern they’ve seen in music and video – an […]

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Written By: smileyjessi on February 15, 2009 3 Comments

I grew up first with books, but gradually switching to TV and movies as my source of relaxation for the day. I enjoyed just watching SNL skits, and just settling nicely into the sofa chair. As I think about how I’ve changed in college, I really see how television effected my way of thinking, I […]

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Written By: daveski on February 11, 2009 No Comment

http://linguistlist.org/: A good mailing list and online resource for conference announcements, book announcements and discussion, job listings, language related questions of all sorts, and lots of other tools and resources. It apparently started as a mailing list out of the University of Western Australia and is now run out of Eastern Michigan University, […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 31, 2009 2 Comments

Want to read at work without getting caught? This outstanding site, readatwork.com, created by Colenso BBDO for the New Zealand Book Council, offers an innovative approach to getting your readerly fix at the office. It’s basically a Flash application: with a click of a button you’re taken to a faux Windows XP desktop […]

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Written By: daveski on January 27, 2009 2 Comments

The inauguration of now President Barack Obama was just 7 days ago, yet already it feels far away. It’s disappeared from our own front page on FIT, as it has from blogs and newspapers all around the country And after the rush of first-week policymaking, the first week of classes here at Cal, and business […]

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