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September 2008 Volume 26, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Sociopragmatic Features of Learner-to-Learner Computer-Mediated Communication

    Zsuzsanna I. Abrams

    The present study offers a holistic and rich description (as recommended by Ellis, 1999b) of the sociopragmatic features of exchanges among first-year learners of German. Specifically, it examines ... More

    pp. 1-27

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  2. A Case Study of Corpus-Informed Online Academic Writing for EFL Graduate Students

    Wen-Ming Hsieh & Hsien-Chin Liou

    Research articles (RAs) have been recognized as a distinct genre in the English-using discourse community because of their unique writing conventions. Despite the great number of studies on the... More

    pp. 28-47

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  3. The Role of Linguistic Affordances in Telecollaborative Chat

    Mark Anthony Darhower

    This study examines synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) discourse in a bilingual chat setting consisting of Spanish-speaking learners of English and English-speaking learners of... More

    pp. 48-69

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  4. The Contingency of Recasts and Noticing

    Chun Lai, Fei Fei & Robin Roots

    Recasts are an important type of implicit negative feedback that has attracted much attention in both L1 research and SLA research. The utility of recasts in face-to-face interaction has been... More

    pp. 70-90

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  5. Development and Evaluation of a Feedback Support System with Audio and Playback Strokes

    Kai Li & Kanji Akahori

    This paper describes the development and evaluation of a handwritten correction support system with audio and playback strokes used to teach Japanese writing. The study examined whether audio and... More

    pp. 91-107

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  6. Empirical CALL Evaluation: The Relationship between Learning Process and Learning Outcome

    Qing Ma

    CALL evaluation is important because it is the most efficient means to prove CALL effectiveness. While both learning process and learning outcome should be investigated in empirical evaluation, the... More

    pp. 108-122

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  7. Development and Implementation of a Learning Object Repository for French Teaching and Learning: Issues and Promises

    Catherine Caws

    This paper discusses issues surrounding the development of a learning object repository (FLORE) for teaching and learning French at the postsecondary level. An evaluation based on qualitative and... More

    pp. 123-141

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  8. Providing Pedagogical Learner Training in CALL: Impact on Student Use of Language-Learning Strategies and Glosses

    Anne O'Bryan

    While recent studies have found that viewing glosses with multimedia annotations can help students learn and retain vocabulary words (Chun & Plass, 1996; Al-Seghayer, 2001), O'Bryan (2005) found... More

    pp. 142-159

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  9. An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Blended Learning on Student Outcomes in a Redesigned Intensive Spanish Course

    Dolly Jesusita Young

    Replacing face-to-face teaching with online instruction in higher education will become an increasingly attractive strategy for reducing instructional costs. Research on the effectiveness of online... More

    pp. 160-181

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  10. Developing English Language Curriculum for Online Delivery

    Mary Lou McCloskey, Emily A. Thrush, Mary Elizabeth Wilson-Patton & Gabriela Kleckova

    The E-Language Learning (ELL) project is an ongoing collaborative effort between the US Department of Education and the Chinese (PRC) Ministry of Education. Its purpose is to develop a free, online... More

    pp. 182-203

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