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- 1Brown, Carol A.M
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- 1Greidanus, Elaine
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- 1Kuznetsova, Tatiana
- 1Liu, Yan.
Representation of Self and Others is a wide-spread focus of research among scholars from many disciplines. This study approaches the phenomenon of Self and Other from a linguistic standpoint. The main goal is to reveal methods of creating images of Self and Others in the context of blogs and link...
This study examines the progress of young adult (YA) literature in the twenty-first century, as influenced by Web 2.0 social networking technology and sliding structural temporalities of age and maturity in these digital times. The context is Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight saga, a pioneering...
In discussions of identity in online environments, the current momentum in both academic literature and industry practices pushes toward full identity revelation. Along with market-driven justifications, there is also a stated belief that revealing one's identity will lead to better behavior...
Adolescents’ safety on the Internet is a prime concern in society. Sexual predators use the online environment regularly to solicit adolescents for sexual purposes; however, we know very little about the experiences of adolescents who become victimized in this way. This research used a thematic...
Intermediation and Governance of Digital Flows: Canadian Internet Service Providers as Instruments of Public PolicyDownload
The internet has often had a disintermediating effect, 'disrupting' and circumventing traditional middlemen and gatekeepers. This dissertation examines the related trend of intermediation, or the ascendance of new internet intermediaries and their growing significance in our lives. Among these...
Old Communication – New Means: The Linguistic Study of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church WebsitesDownload
This dissertation is concerned with the communicative potential of websites. The World Wide Web is a relatively new locale for communication on which an increasing number of users rely daily in Canada and in Ukraine. However, up to the present time there has been no unified framework for the...
This thesis examines the discourse of the information age and its influence on information literacy and social networking websites. The information age proposes that society has been dramatically changed by the recent advancements of information and information technology. The information age...
The purpose of this study was to determine the unique information provision needs and preferences of younger HNC survivors in the post-treatment phase of recovery. Participants were asked about information considered most important, sources of information used during recovery, sources considered...
Suicidal behaviour: understanding the process of online help-seeking in adolescents and young adultsDownload
Young people are accessing the Internet for help with their suicidal state; yet, little is known about how the online help-seeking process occurs in suicidal adolescents and young adults. The present study explored this topic by interviewing Canadian’s who experienced the suicidal state as...