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ERIC Number: EJ815732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3501
Noticing and Text-Based Chat
Lai, Chun; Zhao, Yong
Language Learning & Technology, v10 n3 p102-120 Sep 2006
This study examined the capacity of text-based online chat to promote learners' noticing of their problematic language productions and of the interactional feedback from their interlocutors. In this study, twelve ESL learners formed six mixed-proficiency dyads. The same dyads worked on two spot-the-difference tasks, one via online chat and the other through face-to-face conversation. Stimulated recall sessions were held subsequently to identify instances of noticing. It was found that text-based online chat promotes noticing more than face-to-face conversations, especially in terms of learners' noticing of their own linguistic mistakes. (Contains 7 tables, 6 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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