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Themes in Science and Technology Education

2010 Volume 3, Number 1

Editors

AthanassiosMikropoulos, Tassos A. Jimoyiannis

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Information retrieval for education: making search engines language aware

    Niels Ott & Detmar Meurers

    Search engines have been a major factor in making the web the successful and widely usedinformation source it is today. Generally speaking, they make it possible to retrieve web pageson a topic... More

    pp. 9-30

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  2. A software application for assessing readability in the Japanese EFL context

    Toshiaki Ozasa, George Weir & Masayasu Fukui

    We have been engaged in developing a readability index and its application software attunedfor Japanese EFL learners. The index program, Ozasa-Fukui Year Level Program, Ver. 1.0, wasused in... More

    pp. 31-44

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  3. The use of weblog in language learning: motivation of second language learners in reading classroom

    Ahmad Sulaiman & Asiah Kassim

    The age of technology has enabled learners to interact with other users outside the four wallsof the classroom. Weblogs, in particular, provide a channel for asynchronous... More

    pp. 45-61

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  4. Language learning in a wiki: Student contributions in a web based learning environment

    Linda Bradley, Berner Lindstrm, Hans Rystedt & Sylvi Vigmo

    Emerging social writing platforms offer possibilities for language learners to collaboratearound joint assignments. One such environment is the wiki, generally hosting two prominentmodes of usage, ... More

    pp. 63-80

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  5. A tagger for teaching purposes

    Paul Bennett

    This paper describes a software system intended to help students learn about the process oftagging, the assignment of part-of-speech labels, which is basic to computational linguistics. Itdoes this... More

    pp. 81-92

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  6. Word spelling assessment using ICT: The effect of presentation modality

    Menelaos Sarris & Chris Panagiotakopoulos

    Up-to-date spelling process was assessed using typical spelling-to-dictation tasks, wherechildren’s performance was evaluated mainly in terms of spelling error scores. In the presentwork a... More

    pp. 93-118

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  7. An e-project-based approach to ESP learning in an ICT curriculum in higher education

    Irene Mamakou & Maria Grigoriadou

    The interest in the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction isgrowing around the world leading to Content-Based Instruction (CBI) which emphasizes theconnection between... More

    pp. 119-137

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  8. A corpus-based study on Asian learners’ use of English linking adverbials

    Shin’ichiro Ishikawa

    ICT influences various phases of language studies and education. Its application for appliedlinguistics has been mainly attempted in the field of corpus linguistics, which describes hownative... More

    pp. 139-157

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  9. A corpus-based study on Asian learners’ use of English linking adverbials

    Shin\u2019ichiro Ishikawa

    ICT influences various phases of language studies and education. Its application for appliedlinguistics has been mainly attempted in the field of corpus linguistics, which describes hownative... More

    pp. 139-157

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  10. A new parallel corpus approach to Japanese learners’ English, using their corrected essays

    Nozomi Miki

    This research introduces unique parallel corpora to uncover linguistic behaviors in L2argumentative writing in the exact correspondence to their appropriate forms provided byEnglish native speakers... More

    pp. 159-180

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  11. A new parallel corpus approach to Japanese learners’ English, using their corrected essays

    Nozomi Miki

    This research introduces unique parallel corpora to uncover linguistic behaviors in L2argumentative writing in the exact correspondence to their appropriate forms provided byEnglish native speakers... More

    pp. 159-180

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  12. The use of epistemic markers as a means of hedging and boosting in the discourse of L1 and L2 speakers of Modern Greek: A corpus-based study in informal letter-writing

    Lia Efstathiadi

    The paper investigates the semantic area of Epistemic Modality in Modern Greek, by means ofa corpus-based research. A comparative, quantitative study was performed between writtencorpora (informal ... More

    pp. 181-206

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  13. A corpus-based study on images of family members

    Yuka Ishikawa

    Innovative computer technology has sparked a revolutionary change in the area of languageanalysis. Individual researchers are increasingly likely to access huge corpora containingseveral hundred... More

    pp. 207-221

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  14. Second language writing classification system based on word-alignment distribution

    Katsunori Kotani & Takehiko Yoshimi

    The present paper introduces an automatic classification system for assisting second language(L2) writing evaluation. This system, which classifies sentences written by L2 learners as eithernative ... More

    pp. 223-238

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