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1996

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Call--English As A Second Language, Carol Chapelle Jan 1996

Call--English As A Second Language, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

CALL for English as a second language1 is an interdisciplinary area of inquiry which has been influenced primarily by educational technology (Reiser, 1987) but also by fields such as computational linguistics2 and recently by applied linguistics as well. These related fields contribute diverse epistemologies which shape CALL research questions and methods. The diversity in CALL research can also be explained in part by the current variety of approaches to CALL development and use. Through the 1970s and early 1980s, pedagogical objectives in CALL were focused primarily, although not exclusively, on improving specified areas of learner's grammatical knowledge through approaches ...


Validity Issues In Computer-Assisted Strategy Assessment For Language Learners, Carol Chapelle Jan 1996

Validity Issues In Computer-Assisted Strategy Assessment For Language Learners, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This article probes validity issues of computer-assisted strategy assessment (CASA) in second-language (L2) acquisition research. Using two CASA studies, it reviews the metacognitive and cognitive strategies. It discusses trait-oriented and interactionist approaches to the concept of strategy, and examines validity by focusing on "advance preparation" and "resourcing," examples of trait-oriented and interactionist strategies, respectively. It suggests additional forms of validity evidence and describes applications of CASA as well as problems associated with this form of measurement.