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ERIC Number: EJ813372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3501
LeLoup, Jean; Ponterio, Robert
Language Learning & Technology, v11 n3 p4-7 Oct 2007
Reading in a second language (L2) is important for a variety of reasons. Reading authentic materials, in particular, allows L2 learners to engage with native speaker content, and ultimately the target culture. One body of authentic materials is that of literary texts, including those of more traditional prose fiction, poetry, and drama, but also culture, biography, travel, history, and a wealth of topics from other disciplines that might not be the typical fare of college language programs. Being able to read such texts in the original language is a goal of many a second language teacher and learner, and the experience of reading goes a long way towards building vocabulary and general linguistic competence. In this article, the authors introduce the LiT"gloss" project being developed at the University of Buffalo, which seeks to enable language learners to access literary works in their original form by providing contextual information and lexical annotations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York