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CALICO Journal

September 2012 Volume 29, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Using Automatic Speech Recognition Technology with Elicited Oral Response Testing

    Troy L. Cox & Randall S. Davies

    This study examined the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR) scored elicited oral response (EOR) tests to assess the speaking ability of English language learners. It also examined the... More

    pp. 601-618

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  2. Investigating the Effects of Planning on L2 Text Chat Performance

    Hsiu-Chen Hsu

    Over the last decade, a small body of SLA research has examined the effects of task planning on L2 production. This research has revealed positive results concerning the effect of pre-task and... More

    pp. 619-638

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  3. Multimedia Activities in L2 Course Websites--A Case Study of a Site Dedicated to Cultural Topics of Portuguese-Speaking Countries

    Ricardo Vasconcelos

    This study examines student preferences and behavior when navigating online multimedia modules dedicated to teaching cultural aspects associated with an L2, and the contribution of the online... More

    pp. 639-662

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  4. Do Language Proficiency and Lecture Comprehension Matter? OpenCourseWare Lectures for Vocabulary Learning

    Yu-Chih Sun & Hui-Chi Yang

    Open source lectures not only provide knowledge-seekers with convenient ways to obtain knowledge and information, they also serve as potential language learning resources that provide extensive... More

    pp. 663-678

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  5. Concordance-Based Glosses for Academic Vocabulary Acquisition

    Robert Poole

    This study compares the effectiveness of online textual glosses enhanced with modified corpus-extracted sentences presented in concordance lines and textual glosses enhanced with dictionary... More

    pp. 679-693

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  6. Patterns of Emoticon Usage in ESL Students' Discussion Forum Writing

    Andy Halvorsen

    This mixed-methods study looks at patterns of emoticon usage in adult, ESL student writing. Data are drawn from 13 students and their participation in online discussion forums designed to... More

    pp. 694-717

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