Research and Transliteracy

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Part of a duo presented at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, UK to the Production and Research into Transliteracy (PaRT) group.

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Research and Transliteracy

  1. 1. The R of PaRT Inventing a paradigm or somesuch Points for discussion at seminar, February 20th, 2007 Bruce Mason, De Montfort University, UK
  2. 2. Suitable analogies • Above • Across • Immigrant • Native
  3. 3. Above • Orality to literacy • Literacy to secondary orality • Secondary orality to secondary literacy
  4. 4. Across • Oral literate continuum – Communication strategies – Literacy as a more general concept • Transliterate competence – ‘Reading’ and ‘writing’ • Across modes and media
  5. 5. Immigrant • Pidgen literacy – An emergent form generated by picking from multiple registers. • Imported literacies. – Old media recreated in new media.
  6. 6. Native • Creole – when a pidgin has native speakers. • Creative mashup • Increasing complexity • Digital natives aka kids love phones
  7. 7. Research 2.0 • A starting point aka 2.0Literacy • Attempts to mash together “old media” and web2.0 – A Million Penguins – Oort Cloud – YouTube as folk video – Memory archive as mass observation 2.0
  8. 8. 2.0 • Current 2.0 sites as Immigrant or pidgin • Native 2.0 sites e.g. del.icio.us • Studies of pioneers, early adopters. • Emergent 2.0 literacy – Tagging – Linking? – What else is out there (tacit 2.0)

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