Online Second Language Acquisition*
Publication Date: 2010-12-09
This book pushes research on computer-mediated language learning into new directions. It argues that engaging in web-based chat with native speakers provides opportunities for sustained language learning. Vincenza Tudini uses Conversation Analysis techniques to present a detailed and well-argued analysis which demonstrates where opportunities for learning are to be found in chat and how such interactions contribute to learning. This book is an important contribution both for those interested in the use of technology in language education and for those who wish to use microanalysis of interaction to understand processes of acquisition. (Tony Liddicoat, Professor in Applied Linguistics, University of South Australia, Australia)
*Not freely available online.