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Chen, M.-H.; Huang, S.-T.; Chang, J. S.; Liou, H.-C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Paraphrasing, or restating information using different words, is critical to successful writing. However, EFL learners have difficulty in making paraphrases to meet their writing demands, and there has been little research on developing automatic reference tools to assist these learners' paraphrasing skills for better writing quality. In this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Dictionaries
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Matthews, Joshua; O'Toole, John Mitchell – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
The ability to recognise words from the aural modality is a critical aspect of successful second language (L2) listening comprehension. However, little research has been reported on computer-mediated development of L2 word recognition from speech in L2 learning contexts. This report describes the development of an innovative computer application…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Word Recognition, Linguistic Input
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Smith, Simon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This exploratory study describes a framework for data-driven learning (DDL), in General (non-major) English university classes, in which learners "construct" linguistic corpora instead of merely "consulting" them. Prior related work has addressed the needs of language specialists, in particular trainee translators who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, Qualitative Research, Glossaries