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Exploration of Textual Interactions in CALL Learning Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Book Description

Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has greatly enhanced the realm of online social interaction and behavior. In language classrooms, it allows the opportunity for students to enhance their learning experiences. Exploration of Textual Interactions in CALL Learning Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an ideal source of academic research on the pedagogical implications of online communication in language learning environments. Highlighting perspectives on topics such as reduced forms, ellipsis, and learner autonomy, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, graduate students, and professionals interested in the role of computer-mediated communication in language learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
    2. ORGANISATION OF THE BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction, Data, and Methodology
    1. COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION
    2. LANGUAGE LEARNING IN COMMUNITIES
    3. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
    4. WHAT ARE ELLIPSIS AND REDUCED FORMS?
    5. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 2: Background From the Literature
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. LEARNERS AND COMMUNITIES
    3. NORMS AND LANGUAGE PRACTICES
    4. REDUCED FORMS
    5. ELLIPSIS IN INTERACTION
    6. SUMMARY OF THEORETICAL CONTENT
    7. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 3: Negotiating Reduced Forms
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. GENERAL TYPES AND FREQUENCIES OF REDUCED FORMS
    3. NEGOTIATING REDUCED FORMS IN COHORT 1
    4. NEGOTIATING REDUCED FORMS IN COHORT 2
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. APPENDIX 1
    8. APPENDIX 2
  10. Chapter 4: Interactive Functions of Ellipsis
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. FUNCTIONS AND FREQUENCY OF ELLIPSIS
    3. DEVELOPING DISCOURSE
    4. NEGOTIATING UNDERSTANDING
    5. SOCIAL SUPPORT
    6. OVERALL FREQUENCIES OF THE NEW CLASSIFICATION SCHEME
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. APPENDIX 1: FREQUENCIES FOR COHORT 1
    10. APPENDIX 2: FREQUENCIES FOR COHORT 2
  11. Chapter 5: Pedagogical Implications of Reduction Processes
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. REDUCED FORMS AS EVIDENCE OF COMMUNITY-BUILDING
    3. ELLIPSIS AS EVIDENCE OF COMMUNITY-BUILDING
    4. AUTHENTICITY IN LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY
    5. WHAT CAN INSTRUCTORS GET OUT OF THIS WORK?
    6. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 6: Concluding Discussion
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS
    3. METHODOLOGY AND ANALYSIS
    4. FUTURE LINGUISTIC RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. FUTURE PEDAGOGICAL RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
  13. Related Readings
  14. About the Author