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ERIC Number: EJ1029511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Our Policies, Their Text: German Language Students' Strategies with and Beliefs about Web-Based Machine Translation
White, Kelsey D.; Heidrich, Emily
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v46 n2 p230-250 Fall 2013
Most educators are aware that some students utilize web-based machine translators for foreign language assignments, however, little research has been done to determine how and why students utilize these programs, or what the implications are for language learning and teaching. In this mixed-methods study we utilized surveys, a translation task, and interviews to discover some of the students' beliefs and strategies in using such tools. Our results suggest that students hold a range of beliefs about the usefulness of machine translators for writing assignments, and that many of them can articulate and reflect upon the strategies that they use. We discuss implications for the use of machine translation in the foreign language curriculum based on the example of university German.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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