The Effectiveness of the English Language Communication Skills of Selected 3rd Year Bsu-Bse English Majors in Computer Mediated Communication (Cmc)

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF SELECTED 3RD YEAR BSU-BSE ENGLISH MAJORS IN COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION (CMC)

RITCHIL B. PACENIO-GUMPIC

SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
BENGUET STATE UNIVERSITY, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR THE DEGREE OF

MASTERS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

SEPTEMBER 2012
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The researcher would like to express her deepest expression of praise to the Lord who had always been there to positively direct her to begin, financially sustain her to secure all the resources she needs, emotionally strengthening her to face all questions which are difficult to answer and finally complete this thesis proposal. Her greatest thanks to Him who used a huge number of people to inspire and help her set up everything that she needed;

To her adviser, Josefina Dacanay, MA. for constantly assisting in conceptualizing and theorizing of this proposal. She greatly helped to always ensure that she is always motivated to pursue her hearts passion.

To her panel members, Jennie Bito, Ph.D and Sammuel Poliden, Ph.D for assisting and challenging her to set up a firm and well established proposal.
To her Darling and partner, Bryan L. Gumpic for inspiring her in all her endeavors most especially as a partner in going through the difficulties and questions which arise during the conceptualization of this study and for financially helping her accomplish her studies.

To her son, QuinnDavid P. Gumpic for being patient while she is busy in her studies and for being one of the reasons why the pursuance of the researcher’s studies is essential.

ABSTRACT

RITCHIL B. PACENIO-GUMPC, September 2012. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF SELECTED 3RD YEAR BSU-BSE ENGLISH MAJORS IN COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNICATION (CMC). Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Adviser: Josefina Dacanay, MA

This study will test the effectiveness of the English language communication skills of selected 3rd year BSU-BSE English majors in Computer Mediated Communication (CMC). As stated by Brown, 2011 that Effective communication takes on essential components to carry out its main goal; to achieve understanding. Communicators should also take into consideration the medium that they used to carry out their message/s. Thus, this study will focus on the effectiveness of the student’s application of their language communication skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing with the use of a computer, internet and the World Wide Web to communicate. Definitions, concepts and categories together along with the different skills, components and process of communication will be discussed to greatly support this study. In addition to establish a firm context, the different concepts and terms used in CMC will be thoroughly covered. Finally, the data will be collected from selected 3rd year BSU- BSE English majors of class 2012-2013 and will be statistically analyzed.

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INTRODUCTION

The main purpose of conveying information is to create shared understanding. Furthermore, humans convey information through a variety of methods: speaking, telephones, email, blogs, TV, art, hand gestures, facial expressions, body language and even social contexts. Communication can occur instantaneously in closed, intimate settings or over great periods of time in large public forums, like the Internet.

Through the use of a medium to communicate with others, a new form of communication was developed, in order to ensure a smooth transition from a complete visual and vocal form to an entirely text based one. This new form is called computer mediated communication. Computer-Mediated Communication or “CMC” can be defined as a style of communication between two or more individual people through a technological medium such as the internet or connected network software. CMC is primarily text-based and...
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