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Literacies and Technologies (LLT v. 4, n. 2)


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We are happy to announce that Volume 4, Number 2 of Language Learning & Technology is now available at This is a Special Issue on "Literacies and Technologies" and was guest edited by Rick Kern. The contents are listed below.

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Mark Warschauer, Irene Thompson, and Dorothy Chun, Editors Language Learning & Technology (

***Feature Articles***

Changing technologies, changing literacy communities?
Denise E. Murray
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Hypermedia, internet communication, and the challenge of redefining literacy in the electronic age
Cameron Richards
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Authenticity and authorship in the computer-mediated acquisition of L2 literacy
Claire Kramsch
University of California, Berkeley
Francine A'Ness
Dartmouth College
Wan Shun Eva Lam
University of California, Berkeley

New technologies, new literacies: Focus discipline research and ESL learning communities
Loretta Kasper
Kingsborough Community College

The role of tasks in promoting intercultural learning in electronic learning networks
Andreas Müller-Hartmann
University of Giessen, Germany


From the Editors: Welcome to LLT
by Mark Warschauer, Irene Thompson, & Dorothy Chun

From the Guest Editor: Introducing This Issue
by Rick Kern

On the Net
Literacy: Reading on the Net
by Jean W. LeLoup & Robert Ponterio

Emerging Technologies
Literacies and Technology Tools/Trends
by Bob Godwin-Jones

News from Sponsoring Organizations

Edited by Jennifer Leeman

Call: Media, Design, & Applications
Keith Cameron (Ed.)
Reviewed by Mike Ledgerwood

Virtual ConversationsTM Language Programs: Roberto's Restaurant
CD-ROM Interactive Drama, Inc., Publishers
Reviewed by Robert Blake

Easy Writer
Jane Boris
Reviewed by Pamela Couch

***Call for Papers***
Theme: Technology and Teacher Education

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