A Critical Analysis of Conversational Floors In Post- Corona Digital Discourse Among Pakistani Students

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Abstract

This study investigates the pattern of conversational floors of digital discourse in WhatsApp groups among Pakistan's students after the outbreak of Covid-19. Gender differences were also focused while generating digital discourse in the post corona scenario. Non-probability sampling techniques are used, as our research design is qualitative. Data is taken from universities of Punjab and is in the form of interviews and screenshots of students' five days chat in Whatsapp groups. Researchers chiefly focused on conversational floors, gender roles, and post corona discourse. Results show the effects of Covid-19 as students have problems involving in more meaningful conversations, and due to conflicts among members, a breakdown in communication occurs. The connection between argumentation and floor holding gives a deep analysis of the dynamics of online discussion. From the gender perspective, males maintained the central stage in noncollaborative discourse while there are almost equal or more active females in collaborative discourse.

Authors

1-Rabia Humayon
Student, Department of English, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Madiha Afzal
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Muhammad Sabboor Hussain
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Conversational Floors, Digital Discourse, Gender Differences, Pakistani Students, Post Corona Scenario

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-IV).10


Page Nos

86-102

Volume & Issue

V - IV

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Published: 12 2020

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