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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   43/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Déjà vu? A decade of research on language laboratories, television and video in language learning
by Robert Vanderplank
pp 1-37

Language and Literature Division, Faculty of Education, Hong Kong University
by Xie Qin, Stephen Andrews
pp 108-112

Review of recent research (2002–2009) on applied linguistics and language teaching with specific reference to L2 German (part 2)
by Johannes Eckerth, Erwin P Tschirner
pp 38-65

The spread of computer-assisted language learning
by Carol A. Chapelle
pp 66-74

Second language acquisition by low-literate learners: An under-studied population
by Elaine Tarone
pp 75-83

Visual and auditory input in second-language speech processing
by Debra M Hardison
pp 84-95

A research update from CILT, the National Centre for Languages, London
by Youping Han, Anne Davidson Lund
pp 98-103

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
German
 
LL Issue: 21.713