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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Language Learning & Technology


Guest Editors: Chris Tribble and Michael Barlow

This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on all aspects of using computer held text corpora in language learning and teaching.

As the availability of computing resources and electronically stored text data has increased, access to corpora has ceased to be the sole prerogative of lexicographers and university researchers. This has meant that corpus-informed approaches to language learning, however interpreted, are becoming more common, and that there is a growing interest in, and need for, information about ways of working with corpus data.

We welcome articles that report on original empirical research in this area, or which address issues in the theory and practice of implementing corpus-informed approaches to language learning and teaching. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to

Please send an e-mail of intent with a 250 word abstract by April 30, 2000 to Chris Tribble Michael Barlow

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