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Artificial Intelligence in Second Language Learning. Raising Error Awareness


reviewed by Mathias Schulze March 21, 2006

coverTitle: Artificial Intelligence in Second Language Learning. Raising Error Awareness
Author(s): Marina Dodigovic
Publisher: Multilingual Matters, Clevedon
ISBN: 1853598291, Pages: 303, Year: 2005
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The book, which appeared in the Second Language Acquisition series, consists of six chapters, acknowledgements section, introduction, conclusion, three appendices (test case sentences and two informal software reviews), the bibliography, and an index. Chapters 1 to 5 provide detailed insights into the pedagogic, linguistic and design considerations, and decisions for software for advanced learners of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) which contains an error detection module that relies on natural language processing (NLP)—a branch of artificial intelligence research. It is mainly the second part of chapter 5 which describes selected aspects of software design and implementation. Chapter 6 discusses issues of software evaluation in CALL (computer-assisted language learning). “The author of this book has made an effort to try the computer out in its capacity of NNS [non-native speaker] error correction” (p. 139). Dodigovic describes her way to a web-based, language-learning tutor as a vehicle for the implementation of remediation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 21, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12348, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 4:01:56 PM

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  • Mathias Schulze
    University of Waterloo
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    MATHIAS SCHULZE is an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Waterloo. Mat's research focus is the application of linguistic theory to computer-assisted language learning (CALL). He has published on language technology in CALL and the acquisition of grammar through CALL. Currently, he is working on the computational implementation of German grammar, aspects of online teaching and learning, and structural aspects of the German used in the Waterloo region.
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