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Computers and Composition

1997 Volume 14, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. A class of clowns: Spontaneous joking in computer-assisted discussions

    Christopher Holcomb

    This essay examines the formal characteristics of joking in computer-mediated communication (CMC). Drawing upon the work of humor theorists and conversation analysts, the author examines student... More

    pp. 3-18

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  2. HyperRhetoric: Multimedia, literacy, and the future of composition

    Gary Heba

    In an age when children are learning to point and click with a mouse at the same time that they are learning how to hold a pencil to write the alphabet, it is clear that literacy today involves... More

    pp. 19-44

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  3. Beyond word processing: Networked computers in ESL writing classes

    George Braine

    Networks were introduced to English as a second language (ESL) classes only recently. Hence, to date, only a few empirical studies have investigated effects of networked computers on ESL student... More

    pp. 45-58

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  4. Student views of computer-composition effects on writing

    Danica Hubbard & Herbert J. Walberg

    The purpose of this study is to identify student ideas about the effect of computers on writing. Neural network analysis was employed to analyze 30 essays on this topic by community college... More

    pp. 59-71

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  5. Narratives of self in networked communications

    Patricia R. Webb

    Although theorists have claimed that network technologies challenge traditional concepts of self and writing, many fail to point out that these revolutionary potentials are not intrinsic to the... More

    pp. 73-90

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  6. Analyzing the amalgamated electronic text: Bringing cognitive, social, and contextual factors of individual language users into CMC research

    Michael F. Johanyak

    Claims that participants in computer-mediated “chat” (CMC) produce a kind of hybrid text seem technologically deterministic because of their inference toward technology as inevitably leading to the... More

    pp. 91-110

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  7. Bridging amnesia with multimedia

    Michael J. Salvo

    pp. 111-136

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