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  • Claire Bradin Siskin
    Dear Webheads, I wanted to make sure that everyone saw this announcement. Sorry if you already got the message elsewhere. Regards, Claire ...
    Message 1 of 1 , May 27, 2004
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      Dear Webheads,

      I wanted to make sure that everyone saw this announcement.
      Sorry if you already got the message elsewhere.

      Regards, Claire

      --- Forwarded Message from Steven Thorne
      <sthorne@...> ---

      >Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 12:01:49 -0400
      >To: llti@...
      >From: Steven Thorne <sthorne@...>
      >Subject: Call for Paper: Special issue of CALICO

      Call for Papers

      2005 Special Issue of the CALICO Journal

      Topic: Computer-mediated Communication and Foreign
      Language Learning: Context, Research and Practice

      Co-Editors: Barbara Lafford (Arizona State), J. Scott Payne (Penn
      State), and Steven L. Thorne (Penn State)

      Description of the volume: This special issue examines uses of
      computer-mediated communication (CMC) in foreign language
      teaching and learning. We encourage the submission of articles
      relating to any area of CMC-mediated foreign language
      educational practice. including reports of original research,
      critical literature reviews, conceptual pieces, and papers
      addressing assessment, cultural factors, and/or the creation of
      new and productive forms of foreign language education
      involving Internet communication tools.

      Specific technologies of interest: We would like to include
      research addressing a wide array of synchronous and
      asynchronous text and audio CMC technologies, such as e-mail,
      a-synchronous discussion tools, synchronous text chat, web-log
      (blog) technologies, instant messenger, Internet telephony, voice
      chat, cell phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), video
      chat, wikis, and/or additional communication technologies.
      Papers describing technological innovations and their use in
      foreign language contexts are also encouraged.

      Suggestions for possible papers: We encourage the
      submission of methodologically diverse research (quantitative
      and/or qualitative methods, linguistic analyses, experimental
      design, discourse or conversation analysis, sociocultural theory,
      etc.) addressing, but not limited to, any of the following areas:

      1. Measurable increase in foreign language
      competency/performance related to CMC activity
      2. The development of pragmatic competence within CMC
      3. Transfer from CMC to other modalities (e.g., speaking, formal
      4. Intercultural communication and CMC
      5. Quasi-experimental or comparative research
      6. Less commonly taught languages and CMC
      7. Critical pedagogy and CMC
      8. Discourse-based and/or qualitative CMC/FL research
      9. The (new) role of instructors and students in CMC learning
      10. CMC-mediated project-based learning
      11. Pedagogical research critically documenting CMC best

      July 15, 2004: Abstract submissions due (400 words maximum)
      October 15, 2004: Full paper submissions due (approx.
      6000-8000 words, excluding references)

      Contact Information: Please send inquiries and suggestions for
      contributions to all three co-editors: Bobbie Lafford
      (blafford@...) , J. Scott Payne (jspayne@...) and
      Steve Thorne (sthorne@...).
      Steven L. Thorne
      Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
      Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
      and Communication Arts and Sciences
      Associate Director, Center for Language Acquisition
      Associate Director, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency
      Education and Research
      The Pennsylvania State University
      Interact > 814.863.7036 | sthorne@... |
      language.la.psu.edu/~thorne/ | IM: avkrook
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