Network-based Language Teaching: Concepts and Practice

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This text provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning. The paperback edition provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning, including uses of e-mail, real-time writing, and the Web. Chapters analyze the theories underlying computer-assisted learning, explore the contexts that affect network-based teaching, and examine the linguistic nature of computer-mediated interaction in both textual and ...

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Overview

This text provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning. The paperback edition provides a critical collection of recent research in on-line communication for second language learning, including uses of e-mail, real-time writing, and the Web. Chapters analyze the theories underlying computer-assisted learning, explore the contexts that affect network-based teaching, and examine the linguistic nature of computer-mediated interaction in both textual and multimedia environments. This book will be of vital importance to language teachers and researchers, as well as to readers with a general interest in linguistics, computer-mediated communication, and education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521667425
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editors' preface
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction: Theory and practice of network-based language teaching 1
Ch. 2 Sociocollaborative language learning in Bulgaria 20
Ch. 3 On-line learning in second language classrooms: An ethnographic study 41
Ch. 4 Negotiation in cyberspace: The role of chatting in the development of grammatical competence 59
Ch. 5 Writing into change: Style shifting in asynchronous electronic discourse 87
Ch. 6 Computers and collaborative writing in the foreign language curriculum 121
Ch. 7 Networked multimedia environments for second language acquisition 151
Ch. 8 An electronic literacy approach to network-based language teaching 171
Ch. 9 Task-based language learning via audiovisual networks: The LEVERAGE project 186
Ch. 10 Is networked-based learning CALL? 204
Name index 229
Subject index 234
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