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CALICO Journal

September 2009 Volume 27, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Awareness and Performance through Self-and Partner's Image in Videoconferencing

    Masanori Yamada & Kanji Akahori

    This paper examines potential designs of videoconferencing systems for communicative language learning in learner-centered communication from the viewpoint of self-awareness. In this study, we... More

    pp. 1-25

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  2. Does CMC Promote Language Play? Exploring Humor in Two Modalities

    Ilona Vandergriff & Carolin Fuchs

    In view of the growing body of research on humor and language play in computer-mediated communication (CMC) which--more than any other medium--has been associated with goofing off, joking, and... More

    pp. 26-47

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  3. Learners' Feedback in Online Chats: What Does It Reveal about Students' Learning?

    Ana Oskoz

    Learners engaged in synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) work collaboratively to construct knowledge by providing each other with implicit and explicit feedback. In addition to its... More

    pp. 48-68

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  4. Help Options in CALL: A Systematic Review

    Monica S. Cardenas-Claros & Paul A. Gruba

    This paper is a systematic review of research investigating help options in the different language skills in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). In this review, emerging themes along with... More

    pp. 69-90

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  5. Strategic Use of Modality during Synchronous CMC

    Shannon Sauro

    Research on computer-mediated communication (CMC) in the second language (L2) classroom has revealed the potential for technology to promote learner interaction and opportunities for negotiation of... More

    pp. 101-117

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  6. The Evolution of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in a Computer-Mediated Reading Environment

    Jia Li

    Numerous studies have indicated that the provision of appropriate computer-mediated support to second language (L2) learners results in different vocabulary learning outcomes. However, there is no ... More

    pp. 118-146

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  7. CALL-Based versus Paper-Based Glosses: Is There a Difference in Reading Comprehension?

    Alan M. Taylor

    Second language (L2) reading comprehension is generally facilitated by both native language and L2 glosses. However, CALL learning opportunities are still not as common as they should be, and,... More

    pp. 147-160

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  8. Prospects for Developing L2 Students' Effective Use of Vocabulary Learning-Strategies via Web-Based Training

    Jim Ranalli

    A large body of research supports the efficacy of learning strategies employed in the acquisition of second language vocabulary. However, research also indicates that many such strategies are... More

    pp. 161-186

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  9. Attitude and Self-Efficacy Change: English Language Learning in Virtual Worlds

    Dongping Zheng, Michael F. Young, Robert A. Brewer & Manuela Wagner

    This study explored affective factors in learning English as a foreign language in a 3D game-like virtual world, Quest Atlantis (QA). Through the use of communication tools (e.g., chat, bulletin... More

    pp. 205-231

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