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ERIC Number: EJ812462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
A Balancing Act: How Can Intelligent Computer-Generated Feedback Be Provided in Learner-to-Learner Interactions?
Dickinson, Markus; Eom, Soojeong; Kang, Yunkyoung; Lee, Chong Min; Sachs, Rebecca
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v21 n4 p369-382 Oct 2008
Task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) may represent an optimal psycholinguistic environment for form-meaning connections, but learners do not receive feedback from a trusted authority. Intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) provides feedback, but the encouragement of communicative interaction remains largely unexplored. To combine the benefits of ICALL and CMC, we are designing a parser-based system that provides feedback on particle usage for first-year L2 Korean learners while they chat in CMC. Both to facilitate the use of a new orthography by beginning learners and to make processing feasible for the ICALL system, we guide the content of the activity by using picture-based information-gap tasks and a game record, and we control the range of allowable learner input by using a word bank. These constraints enable the system to address L2 errors in meaningful, goal-driven interactions. (Contains 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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