Julius-Maximilians University of Wuerzburg (GERMANY)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 36-40
ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2023.0012
Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Digital discourse of English language acquisition in the TEFL paradigm is one of the most relevant, dynamic, and effective social and cultural platforms for mediation of modern communication between Humans and/or Machines. Students of real-life classes more often turn into digital natives or participants of online courses for studying EFL. This research focuses on the consequential unwrapping of their communicative patterns in the realm of the digital discourse of EFL on the example of authored course «English for Professional Communication and Self-Development». Focusing on morphological awareness as a complex problem in linguistics, this paper reflects specifics of morpho-split performed by digital natives. Comparing the morpho-split of digital natives with morphological processing of spelling (MPSA), non-native speakers of the English language resemble word-processing features of the Machine, which primarily analyzes the built-in code of words. EFL learners often correlate the form and semantics of new words with «in-built code» or knowledge of their native language. By building up morphemes and words, digital natives develop their further communicative patterns according to their needs, interests, and experience. Narratives of digital natives are further represented in this research paper as communication of EFL learners in the Discussion sections of the studied online course. This paper considers morpho-split, digital textualization, and further multimodal implementation of EFL learners’ communicative patterns. Digital mediation of course participants by means of the Machine starts from the distillation of morphemes, with the help of built-in codes, further regeneration of symbols into words, word forms into lemmas, and syntactic connections. EFL learners as digital natives of online classes effectively communicate in the multimodal context of digital discourse.
Digital discourse, EFL online course, morpho-split, morphological awareness, narrative.