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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: CALL research archive: How can an online knowledge base further communication among second language professionals
Author: Jane L. Hanson
Institution: University of Iowa
Author: Svetlana Dembovskaya
Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Author: Soojung Lee
Institution: Education Technology Center, University of Iowa
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: The inspiration for our project arose from a perceived gap between research in foreign/second language learning and classroom practice. In order to address this issue, we created a web site containing summaries of seminal articles in the area of CALL – computer assisted language learning. The summaries are useful for many teachers who do not have time to read full text journal articles and understand the statistical terms, but would like to take advantage of the research findings. Researchers will receive feedback from teachers in the form of comments, which may give insight for further research. Other features of the website are: a database
of teachers' comments and demographic information, keyword search, index, glossary, chronological and alphabetical bibliography, links to research archives and sites assisting with statistical terminology and design of experiments.

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This article appears IN ReCALL Vol. 17, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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