Sarah Treloar

I am researching how Facebook is being used for informal language learning. The two languages that are being investigated –Cornish (a minority language) and English –have been chosen on account of the differing sociolinguistic contexts in which they reside. The aim of this study is to explore investment in language learning as related to the development of learners’ imagined identities and imagined communities via interaction on Facebook. 

Supervisors:

Dr Jen Ross and Dr Maria Dasli

 

Research Interests 
informal language learning
identity
community
social networking