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Language Learning & Technology 3.2


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We are happy to announce that Volume 3, Number 2 of Language Learning & Technology is now available at (please note our new URL!). This is a Special Issue on "The Role of Computer Technology in Second Language Acquisition Research" which was guest edited by Dorothy Chun. The contents are listed below.

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***Feature Articles***

  1. The use of computer technology in experimental studies of second language acquisition: A survey of some techniques and some ongoing studies by Jan H. Hulstijn
  2. Insights into the construction of grammatical knowledge provided by user-behavior tracking technologies by Joseph Collentine
  3. What lexical information do L2 learners select in a CALL dictionary and how does it affect word retention? by Batia Laufer & Monica Hill
  4. Web-based elicitation tasks in SLA research by Dalila Ayoun


Introducing this Issue

by Mark Warschauer and Irene Thompson

From the Guest Editor

by Dorothy Chun

On the Net

Cooperative Learning Activities for the Foreign Language Classroom

by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio

Emerging Technologies

Speech Technologies for Language Learning

by Bob Godwin-Jones

News from Sponsoring Organizations


Learner English on Computer by Sylviane Granger (Ed.)

Reviewed by Michael Barlow

Media, Multimedia, Omnimedia: Selected Papers From the CETaLL, Symposium on the Occasion of the 11th AILA World Congress in Jyväskylä (Finland) and the Vth Man and the Media Symposium in Nancy (France) by Gabrielle Hogan-Brun & Udo Jung (Eds.)

Reviewed by Gerhard Wazel

Reading German by Jörg Roche

Reviewed by Heidi Byrnes

Implementing LIBRA for the design of experimental research in Second Language Acquisition by Robert Fischer

Reviewed by Cristina Sanz

***Call for Papers***

Theme: Using Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning

Mark Warschauer and Irene Thompson, Editors

Language Learning & Technology

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