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Journal Title: Canadian Modern Language Review
Volume/Issue:   68 / 4
Issue Title: Computer-Mediated Discourse and Interaction in Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
Date: November 2012
Table of Contents: Volume 68, Number 4, November 2012

Computer-mediated Discourse and Interaction in Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
Guest Editors
Lawrence Williams and Rémi A. van Compernolle

This issue contains:

This special issue highlights discourse and interaction in computer-mediated communication (CMC) language learning environments. Our decision to focus on this area was motivated by a desire to promote research that demonstrates and explores close analysis of discourse and the moment-by-moment processes involved in interpersonal communication. Although a growing amount of this type of research already exists, this branch of technology-enhanced language learning remains relatively unexplored because only recently, with the expansion of bandwidth, has communication networks in certain parts of the world become more possible and accessible. The articles in this special issue confirm that ‘the medium of communication does not appear to impair interaction, but rather seems to create a new environment with different features for the exchange and creation of information (e.g., Spears & Lea, 1994; Walther et al., 1994)’ (Salaberry, 2000, p. 33)…. Excerpt from Editorial by Lawrence Williams and Rémi A. van Compernolle, Guest Editors

Négociation et co-construction du sens en français langueétrangère (FLE) lors d’une immersion dans un environnement virtuel d’apprentissage (EVA)
Aurore Mroz

Chatting in Paragraphs: Towards Academic Discourse in Foreign Language Chat
Adam Mendelson

Telecollaboration for Professional Purposes: Towards Developing a Formal Register in the Foreign Language Classroom
D. Joseph Cunningham, Nina Vyatkina

Book and Software Reviews / Critiques de livres et de logiciels
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.4343