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Journal Title: ReCALL
Volume/Issue:   24/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: The use of videoconferencing to support multimodal interaction in an online language classroom
by Regina Hampel, Ursula Stickler
pp 116-137

Beyond learner autonomy: a dynamic systems view of the informal learning of English in virtual online communities
by Geoffrey Sockett, Denyze Toffoli
pp 138-151

Exploiting a corpus of business letters from a phraseological, functional perspective
by Lynne Flowerdew
pp 152-168

Mobile Assisted Language Learning in university EFL courses in Japan: developing attitudes and skills for self-regulated learning
by Mutsumi Kondo, Yasushige Ishikawa, Craig Smith, Kishio Sakamoto, Hidenori Shimomura, Norihisa Wada
pp 169-187

The effects of captions in teenagers’ multimedia L2 learning
by Laurence Lwo, Michelle Chia-Tzu Lin
pp 188-208

Using a stance corpus to learn about effective authorial stance-taking: a textlinguistic approach
by Peichin Chang
pp 209-236

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
 
LL Issue: 23.4030