SarahDahlheimer
Culture Cat
AudienceMarkersInWeblogsExerciseSarah

KatieJohnson

Abject Learning


Use of Patterns Overall
The footing is almost always Brian acting as the animator, principal, and author in each post. The ratified participant is never extremely clear, as Brian almost never uses direct Address in any of his posts. I believe there were only 7 or 8 cases of Address in his posts. I assume the ratified participant is anyone interested in Open Education and/or the University Brian teaches at. Brian is also lacking on his use of Pronouns; he does not seem to address an audience very much in his posts. His posts seem as though he wrote them to put them out there, not with any audience in mind. The majority of pronouns come from quotes he uses in posts. Brian seems slightly haphazard in Referring to his Audience, as I was unable to pick up on any definitive, specific audience. He seems rather lacking on Directives, but not so much to Questions (as compared to what I would expect of blog posts). He is frequently Polite when stating something, particularly things he found in other places (ex: read from other articles). Brian Enacts Conversational Interaction very consistently; every post has at least one ellipsis, usually used to indicate a pause or break in conversation. He occasionally uses Implicature, and it seems most especially to flout relation (his post on beer and gardening seems particularly out of place in its entirety). Many of his posts require some form of Knowledge, like what UBC is and who certain people are and so on.

Prevalent Marker
The use of few pronouns and the overabundance of I makes it seem as though the blog is primarily for Brian alone. There are a few times, particularly when the more apparent directives are used (like Free Registration Here), that it is clear the the post is for someone to read, and in this example, to register for classes. The blog feels as though the posts are his thoughts on the topic of open content/source, with a few random posts thrown in (i.e. the beer post).
His repeated use of ellipses as well as other punctuation like the dash and parentheses give the blog a very conversational feel, adding to the feel that the blog is Brian's thoughts on subjects that mostly relate to open education/content.
Flouts are seen throughout the posts I analyzed, particularly the flouts of relation. These flouts add to the feeling that the blog is slightly random, like someone's thoughts.

Open Source City

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Why Go Open?

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There is abject blogging happening...

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Ashamed to say...

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¿El Paréntesis de Gutenberg?

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Abierto o cerrado?

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More love for East Van-style DIY

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On sustaining and reviving culture

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It will be an epic Open Access Week at UBC

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Sustain this?

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UBC Reads Sustainability

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everything not real only a series of tapes being played for us

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Fear and frothing in England

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International study claims higher education is still good for you

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Ooooh, I want one of those iPanopticons sooooo bad

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