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Journal Title: ReCALL
Volume/Issue:   21/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Web 2 technologies for Net Native language learners: a “social CALL”
by Andrea Kárpáti
pp 139-156

Will mobile learning change language learning?
by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
pp 157-165

Training future language teachers to develop online tutors’ competence through reflective analysis
by Nicolas Guichon
pp 166-185

Multimodal student interaction online: an ecological perspective
by Therese Örnberg Berglund
pp 186-205

Designing oral participation in Second Life – a comparative study of two language proficiency courses
by Mats Deutschmann, Luisa Panichi, Judith Molka-Danielsen
pp 206-226

An evaluation of independent learning of the Japanese hiragana system using an interactive CD
by Barbara Geraghty, Ann Marcus Quinn
pp 227-240

Machine translation in foreign language learning: language learners’ and tutors’ perceptions of its advantages and disadvantages
by Ana Niño
pp 241-258

Experimenting with a computer essay-scoring program based on ESL student writing scripts
by David Coniam
pp 259-279

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
LL Issue: 20.2052