Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

Annual Review of Applied Linguistics

Volume

27

First Page

98

Last Page

114

DOI

10.1017/S0267190508070050

Abstract

Computer technology provides learners with new and varied options for language learning through interactive tasks delivered through CD-ROMs, Web pages, and communications software on the Internet. Researchers need to reconsider any approach to second language acquisition (SLA) concerned with explaining how language development is prompted by exposure to the target language in view of the dramatic differences in language experience learners engage in due to computer technology. Virtually all theories are concerned with the role of linguistic input or the environment (VanPatten & Williams, 2007), and therefore technology needs to be considered.

Comments

This article is from Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 27 (2007): 98, doi:10.1017/S0267190508070050. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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