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Learner interaction using email: the effects of task modification

Knight, Paul (2005). Learner interaction using email: the effects of task modification. ReCALL, 17(1) pp. 101–121.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the findings of a research project studying the effects of task modification on learner interaction when using email. Taking as its starting point interactionalist theories of SLA, it argues that if those interactional features characteristic of negotiation of meaning which have been identified as promoting SLA are to be preserved when tasks are transferred from a face-to-face spoken environment to a computer-mediated written asynchronous environment, then modifications to the tasks need to be made.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0958-3440
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 690
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 07:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/690
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