An analysis of refugees' use of ICT: languages and limitations.

Keywords: Refugees; ICT; mobile; language; TV

Abstract

The aim of this work is to analyse the  use  of  ICT  among  refugees.  In  order  to achieve  this  aim,  we  have  conducted  an ethnography,  by  collecting  questionnaires and administering  interviews  to  refugees living in Italy. The results of this research show the way TV and mobile phones are utilized by refugees and how each device is connected to a  different  language  use.  The  peculiar condition  of  being  a  refugee  greatly  affects the  usage  of  ICT.  This  is  mainly  due  to  the limitations that this condition implies both on ICT and language use

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Published
10/11/2020