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Social Media and Language Literacy Panel

Panel Chairs:
Siaw-Fong Chung (鍾曉芳)
Hui-Wen Liu (劉慧雯)


Social media has become an important medium of communication in recent decades, revolutionizing the way we interact and disseminate information. Discourse in social media has features that are pragmatically significant. These features can be studied in various ways, paving the way for diverse modes of investigation. Panelists in this session are scholars working on different aspects of social media including corpus pragmatics, discourse, computation, and information literacy. By converging these varied perspectives, the panel aims to create a comprehensive tapestry of insights into the multifaceted nature of social media discourse.

As the influence of social media continues to permeate various aspects of our lives, this panel holds the potential to enrich our understanding contemporary communication landscapes. The panel will delve into the intricacies of how language is employed in the social media, exploring nuances that range from linguistic subtleties to broader socio-cultural implications. The focus spans beyond the textual realm, discussing features of textual-conversational communication, visual interactions, and the challenges faced and posed by online users.


  1. Reading Dcard Linguistically
    Chan-Chia Hsu (許展嘉)
  2. Revealing the Role of Satire in Social Media: A Case Study of “You Can Be a bit Smarter” in Chinese
    Yu-Che Yen (顏郁哲), Siaw-Fong Chung (鍾曉芳), Ming-Te Chi (紀明德)
  3. Name Calling on PTT
    Ren-Feng Duann (段人鳯), Shu-I Chiu (邱淑怡), Hui-Wen Liu (劉慧雯)
  4. Strategies and Functions of Referring to Sources in Pandemic-related Pop Science Videos
    Chen-Yu Chester Hsieh (謝承諭)
  5. “Journalists, Copy This” - From Forum’s Popular Topics Gatekeeping to Information Literacy
    Y. L. Tsai (蔡依霖)
International Joint Conference of APLX, ETRA40, and TESPA 2023