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Coptic Language Learning and Social Media

Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
Languages 2019, 4(3), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4030073
Received: 1 August 2019 / Revised: 2 September 2019 / Accepted: 9 September 2019 / Published: 11 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue MOBILLE 2019)
This study explored the potential of using the Internet, including existing social media platforms, for Coptic language learning. Through global exposure, endangered language maintenance and revitalization efforts may benefit from having a presence on social media. The researcher created Coptic language learning material, social media accounts on multiple platforms, and a website. Data were collected through a survey with questions focused on social media users’ background and experience with the Coptic language learning material. In addition to the survey, analytics from the social media and website platforms were documented. The results indicated that social media provided a global audience and the Coptic language learning material blended into survey respondents’ daily lives with positive acceptance. View Full-Text
Keywords: Coptic; social media; language learning; endangered language; language revitalization; language maintenance Coptic; social media; language learning; endangered language; language revitalization; language maintenance
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