ERIC Number: ED284451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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A Psycholinguistic Perspective on Grammar and CALL.
The potential of the computer in helping foreign language students learn to use the grammatical principles of the target language for communicative purposes is discussed. A philosophical contrast between the terms of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) precedes a discussion of current approaches to grammar, including pedagogical attitudes toward grammar in general, how current software represents those attitudes, and ongoing efforts to improve error analysis and feedback within that CAI paradigm. A psycholinguistic (rather than a linguistic) perspective is suggested as a different way of thinking about possible solutions to theoretical and pedagogical problems. This notion is developed into a framework for the design of CALL grammar materials that address the problems of error analysis and feedback from this psycholinguistic perspective. Implications of the psycholinguistic approach for classroom practice and for related research in mediated second-language learning are discussed. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Smith, William Flint, Ed. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series; see FL 016 850.