What´s linguistics interested in when talking about technology and education
Abstract: This paper describes how Linguistics – a highly complex ensemble of studies primarily concerned to the analysis and the description of language and communicative systems – takes part into contemporary efforts for bringing hypertextual technologies to Education. More specifically, it aims to remark the importance of, both, theoretical and empiricist researches, which deal, in each case, with certain indispensable part of the whole discussion on technology and education. From deep structural mental modeling to ethnographic description, linguistics may be used as a perfect example of how the academic area of “technology and education” could not survive without a permanent dialogue between empiric and theoretic efforts. Herein the following topics: cognition and diversity as a challenge to educational methodology; mental representation and linguistic modeling into technology; language grammar devices and users interface in educational technology; discourse and pragmatic sociolinguistics behind technologies.
Presider: Henry Gillow-Wiles, Southern Oregon University