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‘Is it always so fast?’: Chinese perceptions of Spanish through danmu video comments

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dc.contributor.author Cassany, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Leticia Tian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-23T10:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-23T10:57:34Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Zhang LT, Cassany D. ‘Is it always so fast?’: Chinese perceptions of Spanish through danmu video comments. Spanish in context. 2019; 16(2): 217–42. DOI: 10.1075/sic.00035.zha
dc.identifier.issn 1571-0718
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/42150
dc.description.abstract While much research has proved the benefits of subtitled audiovisuals for foreign language learning, few studies address such practices in out-ofclassroom settings or focus on Asia-based video-sharing platforms. This study bridges this gap by introducing an increasingly popular viewing-commenting system in Japan and China, known as danmu or danmaku, which displays viewers’ timeline-synchronized comments on video content. We analyse the metalinguistic comments which entail viewers’ knowledge of the language, their comprehension issues and sociolinguistic attitudes toward its use. Adopting an inductive or data-driven methodology, we extracted and manually coded 390 comments that are related to the Spanish language, Spanish - Chinese translation and learning Spanish. Results show that viewers are mostly interested in linguistic features that differ from Chinese or English (e.g. the complex grammar) and they use danmu to access sociolinguistic issues that are central to daily communication such as the fast speech rate, language varieties, and frequent use of vulgarisms.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing
dc.relation.ispartof Spanish in context. 2019; 16(2): 217–42. DOI: 10.1075/sic.00035.zha
dc.rights © John Benjamins Publishing http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/sic.00035.zha. Publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
dc.title ‘Is it always so fast?’: Chinese perceptions of Spanish through danmu video comments
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/sic.00035.zha
dc.subject.keyword Danmaku
dc.subject.keyword Computer-mediated communication
dc.subject.keyword Language learning
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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