Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2005, p. 164

Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT
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Theme: Technology and Learning to Read

Guest Editor: Marlise Horst

Recent developments in computer technology offer new options for facilitating the acquisition of L2 reading proficiency and mark an exciting era in L2 reading research. Multimedia programs -- both on and off line -- now provide aids to text comprehension such as digital audio, graphics and video, and vocabulary resources such as dictionaries, glosses, and concordancers. The Web also offers learners a wide range of reading experiences, including exposure to an unprecedented selection of authentic texts, and a variety of options for collaborative learning. Other developments include an expanded role for computerized corpora in delineating the characteristics of text genres and an increased use of computerized methods for assessing reading comprehension and its component skills. This special issue of Language Learning & Technology aims to provide a variety of perspectives on these developments in both research articles and theoretical discussions of technology-based reading, language acquisition, and testing.

Possible submissions include, but are not limited to:

Please send an email of intent with a 250 word abstract by December 31, 2005, to

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