Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT
Theme: The Role of Computer Technology in Second Language Acquisition Research
The articles in Language Learning & Technology generally report on research studies of how technology can be used to facilitate language learning. This special issue will focus on how technology can facilitate second language acquisition research. What are the unique features of computer-based or web-based software/courseware that facilitate research on SLA? Can the use of technology shed light on the process of SLA as well as (or better than) "conventional" SLA research methodology? Can findings from computer-based laboratory studies be validated in the classroom?
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, using computer technology to:
Please send an e-mail if intent with a 250-word abstract by January 31 1999 to Dorothy Chun (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Gather and process data
- Do connectionist simulations or otherwise model language learning processes
- Track user behavior to determine learner strategies (e.g., navigational strategies on the Web; vocabulary look-up strategies; help request strategies
- Track user behavior to determine learning outcome (e.g., steps in the process of arriving at responses; learners' progress for purposes of assessment)
- Research ways in which using computers can affect the very nature of learning, social interaction, and the notion of emerging electronic literacies in general
Full papers will be due by May 31, 1999.
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