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Multiple Grammars and Second Language Representation
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An extension of the Multiple Grammars Theory to provide a formal mechanism that can serve as a generative-based alternative to current descriptive models of interlanguage and provide experimental results that can demonstrate the existence of active sub-grammars in the linguistic representation of L2 speakers.
On using intelligent computer-assisted language learning in real-life foreign language teaching and learning
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The relationship between activity design and restrictions needed to make natural language processing tractable and reliable and pedagogical considerations and the influence of activity design choices on the integration of ICALL systems into FLTL practice are explored.
Enhancing Authentic Web Pages for Language Learners
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An NLP architecture and web-based implementation providing automatic visual input enhancement for web pages enabling learners to freely choose the web pages they want to read and the system displays an enhanced version of the pages.
Analyzing Learner Language : Towards A Flexible NLP Architecture for Intelligent Language Tutors
Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems (ILTS) typically focus on analyzing learner input to diagnose learner errors and provide individualized feedback. Despite a long history of ILTS research (cf.
Analyzing learner language: towards a flexible natural language processing architecture for intelligent language tutors
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It is argued that a demand-driven, annotation-based natural language processing (NLP) architecture is well-suited to handle the demands posed by the heterogeneous learner input which results when supporting a wider range of FLT activity types.
From recording linguistic competence to supporting inferences about language acquisition in context
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A student model that includes a representation of the learner's ability to use language in context and to perform tasks, as well as for an explicit activity model that provides information on the language tasks and the inferences for the student model they support are argued.
Conceptualizing Student Models for ICALL
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This paper argues for a student model that includes a representation of the learner's ability to use language to perform tasks as well as an explicit activity model that provides information on the language tasks and the inferences for the student model they support.
Tagging Portuguese with a Spanish tagger using cognates
We describe a knowledge and resource light system for an automatic morphological analysis and tagging of Brazilian Portuguese. We avoid the use of labor intensive resources; particularly, large
Interactions between input factors in bilingual language acquisition: Considerations for minority language maintenance
This chapter synthesizes findings from research on relationships between language input and language development in bilingual children, and highlights a context in which the ability to manipulate
Designing intelligent language tutoring systems for integration into foreign language instruction
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The overall contribution of the project is to take a concrete step in the direction of bridging the gap between the development of NLP technology for ICALL and the actual use of such technology in real life foreign language programs.
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