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Digital innovations in L2 motivation: harnessing the power of the Ideal L2 Self (2018)
Journal Article
Adolphs, S., Clark, L., Dörnyei, Z., Glover, T., Henry, A., Muir, C., …Valstar, M. (in press). Digital innovations in L2 motivation: harnessing the power of the Ideal L2 Self. System, doi:10.1016/j.system.2018.07.014. ISSN 0346-251X

Sustained motivation is crucial to learning a second language (L2), and one way to support this can be through the mental visualisation of ideal L2 selves (Dörnyei & Kubanyiova, 2014). This paper reports on an exploratory study which investigated the... Read More

All hands on deck: negotiation over gesture forms in collaborative discourse (2018)
Journal Article
Harrison, S., Adolphs, S., Gillon Dowens, M., Du, P., & Littlemore, J. (2018). All hands on deck: negotiation over gesture forms in collaborative discourse. Lingua, 207, doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2018.02.002. ISSN 0024-3841

Language Related Episodes occur when speakers explicitly question lexical and grammatical aspects of the language they are using, resulting in collaborative discourse and assisted performance from peers. This paper demonstrates how such negotiation a... Read More

A multimodal approach to assessing user experiences with agent helpers (2016)
Journal Article
Adolphs, S., Clark, L., Ofemile, A., & Rodden, T. (2016). A multimodal approach to assessing user experiences with agent helpers. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 6(4), doi:10.1145/2983926. ISSN 2160-6455

The study of agent helpers using linguistic strategies such as vague language and politeness has often come across obstacles. One of these is the quality of the agent's voice and its lack of appropriate fit for using these strategies. The first appro... Read More

'Am I anorexic?': weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication (2015)
Journal Article
Mullany, L., Smith, C., Harvey, K., & Adolphs, S. (in press). 'Am I anorexic?': weight, eating and discourses of the body in online adolescent health communication. Communication and Medicine, 12(2-3), doi:10.1558/cam.16692. ISSN 1612-1783

This article explores the communicative choices of adolescents seeking advice from an internet-based health forum run by medical professionals. Techniques from the disciplines of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics are integrated to examine the s... Read More

Ethics of personalized information filtering (2015)
Journal Article
Koene, A., Perez, E., Carter, C. J., Statache, R., Adolphs, S., O’Malley, C., …McAuley, D. (2015). Ethics of personalized information filtering. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9089, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18609-2_10. ISSN 0302-9743

Online search engines, social media, news sites and retailers are all investing heavily in the development of ever more refined information filtering to optimally tune their services to the specific demands of their individual users and customers. In... Read More

Privacy concerns arising from internet service personalization filters (2015)
Journal Article
Koene, A., Perez, E., Carter, C. J., Statache, R., Adolphs, S., O’Malley, C., …McAuley, D. (2015). Privacy concerns arising from internet service personalization filters. Computers and Society, 45(3), doi:10.1145/2874239.2874263. ISSN 0095-2737

Personal service customization, or personalization, is one of the core tools that are being used by on-line providers of information services such as search engines, social media, news sites and product recommender systems to optimize the individual... Read More

Juries: acting out digital dilemmas to promote digital reflections (2015)
Journal Article
Vallejos, E. P., Pothong, K., Coleman, S., Koene, A., Carter, C. J., Statache, R., …O'Malley, C. (2015). Juries: acting out digital dilemmas to promote digital reflections. Computers and Society, 45(3), doi:10.1145/2874239.2874252. ISSN 0095-2737

A quick journey through prevention science (e.g., substance misuse prevention) and a comparison between online and offline risks, harm, and vulnerability in children suggests that new approaches and interventions are needed to promote Internet safety... Read More

Understanding academic attitudes towards the ethical challenges posed by social media research (2015)
Journal Article
Carter, C. J., Koene, A., Perez, E., Statache, R., Adolphs, S., O'Malley, C., …McAuley, D. (2016). Understanding academic attitudes towards the ethical challenges posed by social media research. Computers and Society, 45(3), doi:10.1145/2874239.2874268. ISSN 0095-2737

In this paper, we outline an online survey-based study seeking to understand academic attitudes towards social media research ethics (SMRE). As the exploratory phase of a wider research project, findings are discussed in relation to the responses of... Read More

Research ethics and public trust, preconditions for continued growth of internet mediated research: public confidence in internet mediate research (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Koene, A., Perez, E., Carter, C. J., Statache, R., Adolphs, S., O’Malley, C., …McAuley, D. (2015). Research ethics and public trust, preconditions for continued growth of internet mediated research: public confidence in internet mediate research

In this paper we argue for the position that responsible safeguards for privacy and ethical treatment of human data are of vital importance to retain the public confidence and trust that is necessary for the development and future success of internet... Read More

Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, C., Adolphs, S., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2014). Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora, 9(2), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0055. ISSN 1749-5032

The abundance of language data that is now available in digital form, and the rise of distinct language varieties that are used for digital communication, means that issues of non-standard spellings and spelling errors are, in future, likely to becom... Read More