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Journal Title: ReCALL
Volume/Issue:   20/1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Language testing and technology: problems of transition to a new era
by Patricia Dooey
pp 21-34

English vocabulary learning with word lists, word cards and computers: implications from cognitive psychology research for optimal spaced learning
by Tatsuya Nakata
pp 3-20

Wikis: a collective approach to language production
by Andreas Lund
pp 35-54

Comparing the outcomes of online listening versus online text-based tasks in university level Italian L2 study
by Matthew Absalom, Andrea Rizzi
pp 55-66

Integrating CALL and Genre Theory: A proposal to increase students' literacy
by Maria Martinez Lirola, María Tabuenca Cuevas
pp 67-81

Blogs for specific purposes: Expressivist or socio-cognitivist
by Tríona Hourigan
pp 82-97

Evaluating the language resources of chatbots for their potential in English as a second language
by pp 98-116

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 19.99