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Foreign Language Annals Vol. 39, No. 4 (2006) pp. 565–578
This article addresses a pervasive problem of concern to teachers of many foreign languages: the use of Web-Based Machine Translation (WBMT) by students who do not understand the complexities of this relatively new tool. Although networked...
Expanding Discourse Options through Computer-Mediated Communication: Guiding Learners toward Autonomy
Foreign Language Annals Vol. 44, No. 4 (2011) pp. 626–645
This article proposes a multiliteracies-based pedagogical framework for the analysis of computer-mediated discourse (CMD) in order to give students increased access to expanded discourse options that are available in online communication...
Variable Omission of "ne" in Real-Time French Chat: A Corpus-Driven Comparison of Educational and Non-Educational Contexts
Canadian Modern Language Review Vol. 65, No. 3 (March 2009) pp. 413–440
This article reports on the variable omission of the French negative particle "ne" (the first marker of verbal negation) in synchronous (i.e., real-time) electronic communication environments. Patterns of variation in a corpus of non-educational...
Journal of Education Policy Vol. 16, No. 5 (2001) pp. 479–87
Disputes claims in recent report by US-based Alliance for Children that the use of computers by children threatens their creative and intellectual development. Describes two case studies of the creative uses of computers in United Kingdom elementary ...
Modern Language Journal Vol. 96, No. 2 (2012) pp. 234–250
This article presents 2 case studies of intermediate university students of French, Casey and Melanie (both pseudonyms), and their developing use and understanding of stylistic variation over the course of an academic semester. It draws from a...
Learner versus Nonlearner Patterns of Stylistic Variation in Synchronous Computer Mediated French: Yes/No "Questions" and Nous versus On
Studies in Second Language Acquisition Vol. 31, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 471–500
This study analyzes stylistic variation among first-, second-, and third-year instructed learners of French engaged in synchronous French-language computer-mediated communication (CMC) and compares the results with data from nonlearner discourse in...
Library Hi Tech Vol. 5, No. 3 (1987) pp. 7–23
Discusses emerging roles for the library and librarian, including services in the following areas: (1) special collection management and reference; (2) information systems; (3) expert systems; (4) electronic publishing; (5) telecommunications...
Foreign Language Annals Vol. 47, No. 4 (2014) pp. 614–629
Phase 1 of this study explores findings from a nationwide survey on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) that was completed by 409 in-service teachers of French, German, and Spanish. These results, in turn, informed specific themes that were...