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Tools, language technology and communication in computer assisted language learning
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2006 (English)In: Writing and Digital Media, Brill Academic Publishers, 2006, 189-198 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)Text
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In this chapter, we discuss the use of Language Technology (LT) (e.g. spelling and grammar checkers) in tools for Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Attempts in merging research from LT and CALL were popular during the 1960s, but has since stagnated. We argue that this state of affairs is unfortunate, and that it has several causes: technology not living up to expectations, a single-minded focus on either communication or on linguistic forms in language teaching and framing computer systems for learning as "tutors" instead of "tools." Following brief introductions to Computer Aided Language Learning and LT, we provide a framework for designing "tool"-based systems, and argue that these tools should be used in a communicative setting while simultaneously training linguistic forms.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2006. 189-198 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181300DOI: 10.1163/9781849508209_015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84943173464ISBN: 9781849508209OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-181300DiVA: diva2:901978
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Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-01-29 Last updated: 2016-02-09Bibliographically approved

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