I'm cross-posting the following call for papers; I
think Aiden, Michael, and Ruth (among others) might
find this interesting.
Subject: Call: telecollaborative language learning
Call for Papers
2005 volume of the AAUSC
Title: Computer-mediated Intercultural Foreign
Co-editors: Julie A. Belz (Penn State) and Steven L.
Series editor: Sally Magnan (University of Wisconsin,
Description of Volume: This volume provides a
overview of telecollaboration, the application of
networks to foreign (and second) language learning and
institutionalized settings. In telecollaborative
internationally-dispersed learners in parallel
internet communication tools such as email,
threaded discussion, video-conferencing, web logs
telephony and/or video-chat in order to support social
dialogue, debate, and intercultural exchange with
the respective language under study. The underlying
provide the members of each of the parallel language
access to and engagement with age peers who are expert
the "foreign" language under study. In sum,
characterized by institutionalized computer-mediated
communication for the purposes of foreign language
development of intercultural competence.
The remainder of the call, including contact info, is
with best, julie belz & steve thorne
Julie A. Belz
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and German
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and
Program in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Center for Language Acquisition, Affiliate
311 Burrowes Building
Penn State University
"What's past is prologue."
-- W. Shakespeare, The Tempest
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