Language, Learning & Technology

A professional publication covering the use of technology in language teaching and learning. Features issues related to language learning and language teaching integrated with the use of technologies.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, May

Applied Computer Technology in Cree and Naskapi Language Programs
ABSTRACT After an introduction to the parameters for the application of computer technology in Cree and Naskapi language programs, it will be shown that the deliberate and structured introduction of these technologies to indigenous language programs...
Commentary
Electronic media are coming into more widespread use in education, and movements for indigenous language revitalization are simultaneously gaining momentum. So it is not surprising that integrating technology into revitalization efforts is growing...
Early Effects of Technology on the Oklahoma Choctaw Language Community
ABSTRACT The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has implemented some new technological means of teaching the Choctaw language to its dispersed members. After an initial year of telecourses, an Internet course was introduced in 2000 which has served approximately...
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES : Multilingual Computing
Language teachers, unless they teach ESL, often bemoan the use of English as the lingua franca of the Internet. The Web can be an invaluable source of authentic language use, but many Web sites world wide bypass native tongues in favor of what has...
Fabula: A Bilingual Multimedia Authoring Environment for Children Exploring Minority Languages
ABSTRACT Fabula, an interdisciplinary project funded by the EU Multimedia Software programme, provides software to enable children learning European minority languages to create bilingual digital books. We share a set of assumptions and approaches...
From the Special Issue Editors
In this issue, a variety of authors, each concerned about the transmission and acquisition of an indigenous language or languages, reflect on the experience of using digital technology. The results are very different in substance from what gets...
Integrating Technology into Minority Language Preservation and Teaching Efforts: An Inside Job
ABSTRACT The recent explosion in technology, in particular in computer and digitizing systems, has many implications for heritage language maintenance and learning. In particular, authentic language usage can be easily recorded and preserved...
Irish Now! (Deluxe Edition)
REVIEW OF IRISH NOW! Title Irish Now! Deluxe Edition Version number V8 2000 Platform PC and Macintosh Minimum Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 hardware or higher; 486 (or better);...
News from Sponsoring Organizations
This page includes announcements from the organizations sponsoring LLT. University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) 777 Less commonly taught languages, particularly those of Asia and the Pacific, are the focus of...
ON THE NET -- Teaching Indigenous Languages: An Essential Reference
As stated by the author, this site grew out of a series of symposia on indigenous languages that began in 1994. The goals of the symposia, as enumerated in a brief history of the conferences, are * to bring together American Indian and other indigenous...
The Role of the Computer in Learning Ndj Bbana
ABSTRACT While Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is being superseded by an integrated approach to language learning and technology, it still has great potential to assist indigenous peoples in becoming print-literate in their own languages....
Words as Big as the Screen: Native American Languages and the Internet
ABSTRACT As linguists working with the revival, maintenance, and survival of Native American languages have noted, the forces causing languages to become obsolete are not merely linguistic: Political, economic, and social factors all influence...