Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599048965
  • ISBN-13: 9781599048963
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 584 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Language learning is one of the most rapidly changing disciplines. Along with changing perspectives in learning in the field of Second Language Acquisition, information communication technology (ICT) has also created many learning paths to assist the process of learning a second language (L2). In such an ever-evolving environment, teachers, researchers, and professionals in a diverse number of disciplines need access to the most current information about research on the field of computerenhanced language acquisition and learning.

The Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning provides comprehensive coverage of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing ICT in practical learning contexts. With 30 authoritative contributions by over 50 of the world’s leading experts this reference source offers researchers, scholars, students, and professionals worldwide, access to the latest knowledge related to research on computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning.

Key Features:

  • 30 authoritative contributions by over 50 of the world’s leading experts in computer-enhanced language acquisition and learning from 17 countries
  • Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field
  • More than 1,000 references to existing literature and research on language learning
  • A compendium of over 200 key terms with detailed definitions
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to language acquisition and learning

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgment.
1: Online Resources for Language Learning.
2: Australasian Language Learners and Italian Web Sites: A Profitable Learning Partnership?.
3: Assessing the Benefit of Prewriting Conferences on Drafts.
4: Blogging and Academic Writing Development.
5: Second Language Reading in Hypertext Environments.
6: Application of Online Questionnaires in Grammar Teaching.
7: ICT and Language Learning at Secondary School.
8: Computer–Enhanced Grammar Teaching.
9: Multimedia and Speech Technology in Language Learning.
10: Research–Based Listening Tasks for Video Comprehension.
11: Invested Mental Effort in an Aural Multimedia Environment.
12: A Computer–Based Reading Tutor for Young Language Learners.
13: Supporting the Reflective Language Learner with Computer Keystroke Logging.
14: Grammar Animations and Cognition.
15: Evaluation of a Speech Interactive CALL System.
16: Pedagogy Meets Technology in the Somatically–Enhanced Approach.
17: Training for Learning Mandarin Tones.
18: An Evaluation of a Listening Comprehension Program.
19: CMC and Language Acquisition and Learning.
20: CMC for Language Acquisition.
21: A Task–Based Design for Integrating E–Mail with FL Pedagogy.
22: The Role of Error Correction in Online Exchanges.
23: Emerging Feedback in Two Asynchronous ESL Writing Forums.
24: CMC and Intercultural Learning.
25: Developing L2 Strategic Competence Online.
26: Interventions and Student Factors in Collaboration.
27: The Use of Corpora in Language Acquisition and Learning.
28: Corpora in the Classroom and Beyond.
29: Sharing Corpus Resources in Language Learning.
30: The Texture of Inefficiently Self–Regulating ESL Systems.
31: Self–Access Support for Language Acquisition and Learning.
32: Technology in Support of Self–Access Pedagogy.
33: The CALL Lab as a Facilitator for Autonomous Learning.
34: Future Directions in Language Teaching.
35: Applying TTS Technology to Foreign Language Teaching.
36: Using an Audio–Video Chat Program in Language Learning.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.
Index.