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Flaming in CMC: Prometheus' Fire or Inferno's?

CALICO Journal Volume 20, Number 2, ISSN 0742-7778


Reports on a descriptive study with 75 intermediate college learners of German participating in two sessions of synchronous computer mediated communication during the course of a semester that investigated students' flaming behavior--aggressive interpersonal language and rude behavior. Shows that not only is flaming a very infrequent occurrence, it can even be harnessed for the development of authentic communicative and interactive competence. (Author/VWL)


Abrams, Z.I. (2003). Flaming in CMC: Prometheus' Fire or Inferno's?. CALICO Journal, 20(2), 245. Retrieved October 28, 2020 from .

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