Fargo, N.D. –– Three NDSU English faculty have published chapters in the newly released anthology “Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments.”
Andrew Mara and Miriam Mara, associate professors at NDSU, co-wrote “Irish Identification as Exigence: A Self-Service Case Study for Producing User Documentation in Online Contexts.” Their chapter examines online and hardcopy user documents from an Irish do-it-yourself tourism company and investigates modes of motivation for overcoming breakdowns. Their case study offers ways to create documentation in global online environments.
Bruce Maylath, professor, co-wrote “Communicating Pragmatics about Content and Culture in Virtually Mediated Educational Environments,” with Birthe Mousten, Aarhus University, Denmark; John Humbley, University of Paris - Denis Diderot, France; and Sonia Vandepitte, University College Ghent, Belgium. Their chapter explores the linguistic elements their students have employed to work diplomatically with international partners in virtual teams. The authors drew their data from their decade-long international collaborative class partnerships known as the Trans-Atlantic Project.