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Title: Electronic Discourse in Language Learning and Language Teaching
Edited By: Lee B. Abraham
Lawrence Williams
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26LT%2025
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 25

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New technologies are constantly transforming traditional notions of
language use and literacy in online communication environments. While
previous research has provided a foundation for understanding the use of
new technologies in instructed second language environments, few studies
have investigated new literacies and electronic discourse beyond the
classroom setting. This volume seeks to address this gap by providing
corpus-based and empirical studies of electronic discourse analyzing social
and linguistic variation as well as communicative practices in chat,
discussion forums, blogs, and podcasts. Several chapters also examine the
assessment and integration of new literacies. This volume will serve as a
valuable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in
exploring electronic discourse and new literacies in language learning and

Table of contents

About the contributors vii–x
Introduction: Analyzing and exploring electronic discourse
Lee B. Abraham and Lawrence Williams 1–8
Part I. New literacies
English in cyberspace: Negotiating digital literacies in a climate of
educational accountability
Heather Lotherington, Deanna Neville-Verardi and Natalia Sinitskaya Ronda
Navigating and interpreting hypertext in French: New literacies and new
Lawrence Williams 43–64
Web-based translation for promoting language awareness: Evidence from Spanish
Lee B. Abraham 65–84
Part II. 
Learner noticing, negative feedback, and uptake in synchronous
computer-mediated environments
Susana M. Sotillo 87–110
Teaching language variation in French through authentic chat discourse
Rémi A. van Compernolle and Isabelle Pierozak 111–126
Exploring native and nonnative interactive discourse in text-based chat
beyond classroom settings
Lina Lee 127–150
Part III. 
Podcasts and second language learning: Promoting listening comprehension
and intercultural competence
Kara McBride 153–168
Discourse analysis of podcasts in French: Implications for foreign language
listening development
Janel Pettes Guikema 169–190
Part IV. 
Interactional and discursive features of English-language weblogs for
language learning and teaching
Rémi A. van Compernolle and Lee B. Abraham 193–212
Second-person pronoun use in French-language blogs: Developing L2
sociopragmatic competence
Kate Douglass 213–240
Blogs in Spanish beyond the classroom: Sociocultural opportunities for
second language development
Eduardo Negueruela-Azarola 241–260
Part V. 
Discussion forums
Linguistic and social dimensions of French-language discussion forums
Géraldine Blattner and Lawrence Williams 263–290
The discussion forum as a locus for developing L2 pragmatic awareness
Kathleen Farrell Whitworth 291–318
The discussion forum as a component of a technology-enhanced Integrated
Performance Assessment
Lee B. Abraham and Lawrence Williams 319–344
Index 345–346

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Language Acquisition
Language Learning
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789027213006
Pages: 346
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