Learner Use of Holistic Language Units in Multimodal , Task-based Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication

@inproceedings{Collentine2009LearnerUO,
  title={Learner Use of Holistic Language Units in Multimodal , Task-based Synchronous Computer-mediated Communication},
  author={Dr. Karina Collentine},
  year={2009}
}
Dr. Karina Collentine Northern Arizona University Second language acquisition (SLA) researchers strive to understand the language and exchanges that learners generate in synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC). Doughty and Long (2003) advocate replacing open-ended SCMC with taskbased language teaching (TBLT) design principles. Since most task-based SCMC (TBSCMC) research addresses an interactionist view (e.g., whether uptake occurs), we know little about holistic language units… CONTINUE READING
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