Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching

Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching

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New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of language use and literacy in online communication environments. While previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the classroom setting. This volume seeks to address this gap by providing corpus-based and empirical studies of electronic discourse analyzing social and linguistic variation as well as communicative practices in chat, discussion forums, blogs, and podcasts. Several chapters also examine the assessment and integration of new literacies. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in exploring electronic discourse and new literacies in language learning and teaching.format can easily be copied onto mp3 players and many other mobile devices, such as most cell phones. ... is the other major advantage that podcasts present potential users with: besides expanding peoplea#39;s access to recorded materials to a ... Finally, using podcasts in language lessons has indeed been found to be in itself motivating for many learners (Craig, et al., 2007; ... best support those activities.

Title:Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching
Author:Lee B. Abraham, Lawrence Williams
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2009-08-27


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