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Title: Exploring the multilingual efficiency of urban online spaces: Implications for culture-centered design
Authors: Parmaxi, Antigoni 
Nicolaou, Anna 
Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi 
Boglou, Dimitrios 
Keywords: Cross-cultural HCI;Interculturalism;Language;Language visibility;Multilingual online locus;Multilingualism
Category: Languages and Literature
Field: Humanities
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Source: 8th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2016 and Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016; Toronto; Canada; 17 July 2016 through 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40093-8_25
Abstract: This paper builds up a picture of how multilingualism is supported in various aspects of urban online spaces. The main assumption of this study is that language is an indispensable element of culture; thus, understanding how a multilingual city facilitates multilingualism in terms of provision of and access to information, can deepen our understanding for supporting cross-cultural Human Computer Interaction (HCI). This study explores how multilingualism is supported in urban online spaces of Limassol, a location of increased inward migration and a city that holds a prolonged multilingual character. Data include manifestations of multilingualism or monolingualism in various online contexts, such as official websites and digital media. Findings demonstrate several aspects of multilingualism, as well as implemented policies and practices for promoting a multilingual online locus. As a result of the findings, suggestions for best practices for the online spaces of multilingual cities are put forward, as well as implications for cross-cultural HCI.
ISBN: 978-331940092-1
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Type: Conference Papers
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