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ERIC Number: EJ843651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0958-3440
Negotiation of Meaning in Desktop Videoconferencing-Supported Distance Language Learning
Wang, Yuping
ReCALL, v18 n1 p122-145 May 2006
The aim of this research is to reveal the dynamics of focus on form in task completion via videoconferencing. This examination draws on current second language learning theories regarding effective language acquisition, research in Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) and empirical data from an evaluation of desktop videoconferencing-supported task completion by distance learners of Chinese. Occasions of focus on form that occurred in this learning environment are explored using the Varonis and Gass model (1985) for negotiation of meaning. Initial findings indicate that videoconferencing-supported negotiation of meaning may facilitate second language acquisition at a distance and has its own distinct features. Issues for future research in the employment of videoconferencing for L2 learning at a distance are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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