Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$33698

Still Needed:

$41302

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Academic Paper


Title: Is there any Relationship between Motivation as an Advantage of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA)?
Author: Iman Tohidian
Email: click here to access email
Institution: University of Kashan
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science
Abstract: Language is at the center of human life. It is one of the most important ways of expressing our love or our hatred for people; it is vital to achieving many of our goals and our careers; it is a source of artistic satisfaction or simple pleasure. We use language for planning our lives and remembering our past; we exchange ideas and experiences through language; we identify ourselves with people who speak the same language. Some people are able to do this in more than one language. Knowing another language may mean: getting a job; a chance to get educated; the ability to take a fuller part in the life of one's own country or the opportunity to emigrate to another, and an expansion of one's literary and cultural horizons. There are several factors that combine in a profile of a successful second language learner. Obviously, the motivation to learn is very important. Some second language learners do better than others because they are better motivated. Focusing on motivation, we are going to explore the relationship between Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The paper provides some data on the history of CALL and the theories behind the concept and the main focus shall be on the motivation, as an advantage of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and its connection with Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


Back
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page