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E-Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (2006) pp. 170–184
This article draws on constructs in second-language acquisition, literacy, cultural, and media studies as theoretical bases for examining how networked technologies and fan culture provide a young English language learner (ELL) with a site for...
Research in the Teaching of English Vol. 43, No. 4 (May 2009) pp. 397–425
Based on longitudinal data from a three year ethnographic study, this article uses discourse analytic methods to explore the literacy and social practices of three adolescent English language learners writing in an online fan fiction community....
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (2010) pp. 75–80
This article explores English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Fan fiction is a genre that lends itself to critical engagement with...
Access and Affiliation: The Literacy and Composition Practices of English-Language Learners in an Online Fanfiction Community
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 49, No. 2 (October 2005) pp. 118–128
Online fanfiction communities provide adolescent English-language learners (ELLs) with a forum for engaging in an array of sophisticated literacy practices. This article draws on constructs from literacy studies and second-language acquisition as...
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 2014) pp. 265–285
This paper examines the ways in which Mattel's "Barbie Girls" and "Xtractaurs," online sites aimed at girls and boys of six years of age and up, respectively, offer markedly distinct literate and semiotic resources for their ...
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 619–632
This article focuses on learning and identity-related practices of young female fans of a popular British boy band called One Direction. Drawing on qualitative inquiry into a fanfiction community formed around the band, analysis highlights (a) the...
Modern Language Journal Vol. 93 (December 2009)
In recent years, there has been a great deal of research and pedagogical experimentation relating to the uses of technology in second (L2) and foreign language education. The majority of this research has usefully described and examined the efficacy ...
ReCALL Vol. 24, No. 3 (September 2012) pp. 322–338
What are the affordances of online gaming environments for second language learning and socialization? To answer this question, this qualitative study examines two college-age Spanish learners' experiences participating in the Spanish language...