Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Volker Hegelheimer

Abstract

This study reports on language learners' daily use of smartphones to supplement their language learning. Three non-native speakers of English completed smartphone use logs and were interviewed over a six-week period in order to understand their attitudes and habits regarding their smartphone use. The purpose of this study was to give voice to contemporary language learners about their use of this technology so that their regular use of it may be understood. The study reports that these learners made regular use of the smartphone as a dictionary, as a study tool for standardized tests and for communication purposes across various times and locations.

Copyright Owner

Lindsey M. Kurtz

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

135 pages

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