Jonathan R. White

Jonathan R. WhiteJonathan White was awarded his PhD from University College London for a thesis on generative syntax. He has since then moved on to research on computer-mediated communication, especially processes for economizing language and economization as a community-building strategy, and attitudes to English. His conclusions so far have been that it is the communities themselves that set their norms for language use, and that despite the Internet inexperience of the non-native speakers, they negotiated their own norms for reducing language separate from those manifested by the native speaker teachers.

Publications

Negotiating Local Norms in Online Communication
Jonathan R. White. © 2019. 12 pages.
This chapter investigates norms of English usage in a community of novice students on a net-based MA program. They communicated in academic seminars using textchat. They were...
Local Norms in CALL Language Practice
Jonathan R. White. © 2019. 17 pages.
This article presents an investigation into what norms are negotiated in a CALL classrooms by non-native speakers of English who are Internet novices. There is an on-going debate...
Negotiating Local Norms in Online Communication
Jonathan R. White. © 2018. 9 pages.
This chapter investigates norms of English usage in a community of novice students on a net-based MA programme. They communicated in academic seminars using textchat. They were...
Marking Community Identity Through Languaging: Authentic Norms in TELL
Jonathan R. White. © 2018. 21 pages.
This chapter takes up the issue of authenticity in language pedagogy. Traditional views of authenticity take the native speaker to be the primary authority for linguistic norms....
Language Economy in Computer-Mediated Communication: Learner Autonomy in a Community of Practice
Jonathan R. White. © 2013. 16 pages.
This chapter presents an analysis of economised language in textchat data from non-native English-speaking students in an MA programme in English Linguistics. Previous research...
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)
Bin Zou, Joy Egbert, Michael Thomas. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) serves as a forum for researchers, teachers, practitioners, and education professionals to...