Complexities of Negotiating Cultural and Linguistic Identities Online—in Balinese

Edmundo Cruz Luna, Instructor, Department of English Education, Mokpo National University, South Korea, and Smeall Summer Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm

This presentation addresses how native Balinese speakers develop and present their cultural and linguistic identities in online forums. Alternate spellings, ritual language, and other strategies are discussed. These devices are viewed as a part of the toolkit used to negotiate identity online.

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