LINGUIST List 9.418

Thu Mar 19 1998

Books: Computational Ling

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  1. Kristen Mitchell, New books in COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Message 1: New books in COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 12:05:07 -0500
From: Kristen Mitchell <KKMOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: New books in COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS



CENTERING THEORY IN DISCOURSE
Edited by Marilyn Walker, AT and T Labs Research, Aravind K. Joshi,
University of Pennsylvania, and Ellen Prince, University of
Pennsylvania

This edited collection of previously unpublished papers focuses on
Centering Theory, an account of local discourse structure. Developed
in the context of computational linguistics and cognitive science,
Centering theory has attracted the attention of an international
interdisciplinary audience. As the authors focus on naturally
occurring data, they join the general trend towards empiricism in
research on computational models of discourse, providing a significant
contribution to a fast-moving field.

March 1998 464 pp.
0-19-823687-5 $105.00
Oxford University Press
 


COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING: Context and
Conceptualization
Michael Levy, University of Queensland

So far, the development of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
has been fragmented. In these pages, Michael Levy sets CALL in its
proper historical and interdisciplinary contexts, providing a
comprehensive overview of the topic. Drawing on published work as well
as an international survey among CALL practitioners in eighteen
countries, he looks at the relationship between CALL's theory and
application, its conceptual and practical roles as tutor and
tool. Levy also discusses CALL's implications for computer
programming.

Most books on CALL focus on specific projects, and do so mainly from a
theoretical point of view, but this unique text considers CALL as a
whole, analyzing the utility of the computer in language learning and
teaching. A detailed review of the current literature is matched with
an in-depth examination of the tutor-tool framework.

An ideal introduction to the procedure and performance of CALL as a
multi-faceted reflection of today's ever-evolving technology, Levy's
study will appeal to students, researchers, and teachers of Applied
Linguistics.

May 1997 320 pp.; 17 b/w figures, 17 tables
0-19-823631-X paper $26.00
0-19-823632-8 cloth $65.00
Oxford University Press
 
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