Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching

Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching

by Lee B. Abraham
     
 

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New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the classroom setting

Overview

New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the classroom setting. This volume seeks to address this gap by providing corpus-based and empirical studies of electronic discourse analyzing social and linguistic variation as well as communicative practices in chat, discussion forums, blogs, and podcasts. Several chapters also examine the assessment and integration of new literacies. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in exploring electronic discourse and new literacies in language learning and teaching.

Editorial Reviews

Jesse Soule Gleason
This book will be useful to SLA teachers and researchers due to the broad range of technology employed in the L2 classroom. A clear focus on promoting sociocultural competence, intercultural understanding, and learner autonomy gives credence to the positive impact that the contributors to this volume intend to foster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027213006
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/27/2009
Series:
Language Learning & Language Teaching, #25
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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