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Antar Abdellah. The Art of English Chapter Five: Making connections with new technologies . introduction. This chapter examines the impact of communication technologies on the way we creatively deploy language resources .
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No computer user is truly isolated, since the use of computer technology depends on the resources and opportunities provided by society.
Previous chapters have focused more on artfulness, but in common use the term ‘creativity’ is often associated with novelty. By exploring the way that technology can stimulate novel uses of language, this chapter will also question whether novelty alone can he regarded as creative.
Effectivities with human beings are ‘the dynamic capabilities of that individual taken with reference to a set of action-relevant properties of the environment’ (Zaff, 1995, p. 240). EXP. P.212
Other language scholars also tend to favoura socio-culturalapproach to new technologies. As Susan Herring argues; not all properties of [computer-mediated discourse] follow necessarily and directly from the properties of computer technology.
However, the constraints could themselves be seen as conducive to creativity, eliciting the skills needed to exploit the medium effectively.
Similarly, Hutchby argues that: when people interact through, around and with technologies, it is necessary for them to find ways of managing the constraints on their possibilities for action that emerge from the affordances of given technological forms. This can be more or less problematic, depending on the characteristics of the technology and our level of familiarity with it. Sometimes, quite novel ways of accomplishing communicative actions arise at the interface of the actor’s aims and the technology’s affordances. (Hutchby, 2001, p. 30)
On the internet, participants typically have available a restricted range of resources for identity construction. In most forms of CMC, they can neither see nor hear each other, but communicate only by means of typewritten characters.
she focuses on the importance of common cultural references in building individual and group identity, and the way that intertextuality lays out known material and disrupts expectations by renegotiating it’.