Interactionist Perspectives and the Role of Computer-Mediated Communication in SLA

Authored by: Nicole Ziegler , Özgür Parlak , Huy Phung

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology

Print publication date:  February  2022
Online publication date:  February  2022

Print ISBN: 9780815360773
eBook ISBN: 9781351117586
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As technology has advanced and the use of computers in education has increased during the past few decades, interaction and computer-mediated communication (CMC) has grown as an area of interest for SLA research, with findings demonstrating that interaction, negotiation for meaning, and attention in CMC environments have positive effects on a range of L2 learning outcomes. This chapter provides an overview of this productive relationship between SLA and CMC within the interactionist approach.

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