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Module Reading List

Technology Enhanced Language Learning, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr James Simpson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Journals you should browse  

British educational research journal
British Journal of Educational Technology
Computers and education
Computer assisted language learning
Computers in human behavior
Computer supported cooperative work
ELT journal
Educational technology and society
Instructional science
International journal of computer-supported collaborative learning
Journal of computer assisted learning
Journal of computer-mediated communication
Language Learning & Technology
Learning and instruction


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Introduction to Online Learning

Al-Mahmood, R. & McLoughlin, C. (2004) “Re-learning through e-learning: Changing conceptions of teaching through online experience” in R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds) (2004). Beyond the Comfort Zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference. Perth, Western Australia, 5-8 December: ASCILITE.

Clarà, M. and Barberà, E. (2013), Three problems with the connectivist conception of learning. Journal of computer assisted learning.g. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12040

Davies, G. (2008) Computer Assisted Language Learning: Where are we now and where are we going? ”

Duke, B., Harper, G., & Johnston, M. (2013). Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory. The International HETL Review, 4.

Hannon, J. (2009) “Disorienting spaces: Engaging the multiple "student" in online learning” in Atkinson, R. J. & McBeath, C. (Eds) (2009). Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. 26th Annual ascilite International Conference, Auckland, 6-9 December 2009. ISBN 978-1-877314-81-0. Publisher: The University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite). URL:

Illeris, K. 2009. Contemporary theories of learning: learning theorists . in their own words. London U6 - ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8& U7 - Book: Routledge. Chapter 14 is a descriptive of situated learning.

Salmon, G. (2003). E-moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online (2nd Edition) London, Kogan Page. 

Siemens, G. (2005, January). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. Retrieved from

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Language, Learning and ICT

Badger, R. 2018. Teaching and learning the English language : a problem-solving approach ISBN: 9781474290425 paperback; 1474290434 hardback; 9781474290432 hardback; 1474290426 paperback. London: Bloomsbury.(Chapter 3 on Language learning)

Barton, D. and Tusting, K (Eds) (2005) Beyond communities of practice Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Egbert, J and Petrie G. M. (Eds) (2005) CALL research perspectives  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Krashen, S. (1981a). Second language acquisition and second language learning. Oxford: Pergamon.

Krashen, S. D. (1981b). Second language acquisition and second language learning. Oxford: Pergamon.

Krashen, S. D. (1987). Principles and practice in second language acquisition. New York: Prentice Hall.

Krashen, S. D. (1989). Language acquisition and language education : extensions and applications. New York: Prentice Hall.

Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1990). Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lightbown, P. & Spada, N. (1999). How Languages are Learned. Oxford: OUP.

Long, M. (1983). Native speaker/non-native speaker conversation and the negotiation of comprehensible input. Applied linguistics.. 4(126-141)

Long, M., H, (1985). Input and Second Language Acquisition Theory, in: S. Gass & C. Madden (Eds) Input in second language acquisition (pp. 377-393) London: Newbury House.

McLaughlin, B. (1987). Theories of second-language learning London: Edward Arnold.

Meskill, C (2005) “Triadic Scaffolds: Tools for Teaching English Language Learners with Computers” Language Learning & Technology Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 46-59

Ohm, U. (2007) “What Role do Digital Media Play in Autonomous Learning? Reflections on Moral Philosophy and Education, with Special Reference to the Educational Value of Digital Media” Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching Vol/ 1, pp. 140–148

Richards, C (2005) “The Design of Effective ICT-Supported Learning Activities: Exemplary Models, Changing Requirements and New Possibilities” Language Learning & Technology Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 60-79

Vygotsky, L.S. (1962). Thought and language Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Vygotsky, L.S. (1978). Mind in society : the development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Warschauer, M. (2005). Sociocultural perspectives on CALL. In J. Egbert and G. M. Petrie (Eds.) CALL research perspectives (pp. 41-51). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.  

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Using the WWW for Language Teaching (1)

ATKINSON, T. (1998) WWW, the Internet, London, Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research.

BECK, S. E.(1997). The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources[online]. [Accessed 4 February2010]. Available at < >.

CUNNINGSWORTH, A. (1995) Choosing your coursebook Oxford, Heinemann.

DUDENEY, G. (2003) The internet and the language classroom Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

EASTMENT, D. (1999) The internet and ELT : the impact of the internet on English language teaching London, The British Council.

EASTMENT, D. (2004) Finding those web sites ELT journal., 58, 3, 310-313.

EASTMENT, D. (2007) How do you keep up-to-date? ELT journal., 61, 2, 187-189.

EASTMENT, D. (2008) Business English ELT journal., 62, 1, 108-110.

PIPER, A., WATSON, J. & WRIGHT, V. (1996) The world wide web and its contribution to foreign language learning Southampton, University of Southampton Centre for Language in Education.

STAPLETON, P. (2005) Evaluating web-sources: Internet literacy and L2 academic writing. ELT journal., 59, 2, 135-1434.

TEELER, D. & GRAY, P. (2000) How to use the internet in ELT, Harlow, Longman.

YANG, Y.-T. C. & CHAN, C.-Y. (2008) Comprehensive evaluation criteria for English learning websites using expert validity surveys. Computers and education., 51, 1, 403.

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Using the WWW for Language Teaching (2 - Webquests)

CHUO, T.-W. I. 2007. 'The effects of the Webquest Writing Instruction program on EFL learners’ writing performance, writing apprehension, and perception. ' TESL-EJ [electronic resource]., vol 11 no 3, pp 1-27.

DODGE, B. 1997. Some thoughts about WebQuests, [on-line]. Retrieved 5 February. 2009. from World Wide Web:< >.

DODGE, B. 2007. The WebQuest page., [on-line]. Retrieved 5 February. 2009. from World Wide Web:< >.

HARMER, J. 2007. The practice of English language teaching. Harlow: Longman.

KRASHEN, S. D. 1987. Principles and practice in second language acquisition. New York: Prentice Hall.

LANTOLF, J., P. 2000. Sociocultural theory and second language learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

LIGHTBOWN, P. M. & SPADA, N. 2006. How languages are learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

SIMINA, V. & HAMEL, M.-J. 2005. 'CASLA through a social constructivist perspective: WebQuest in project-driven language learning', ReCALL., vol 17 no 2, pp 217-228.

VYGOTSKY, L. S. 1962. Thought and language. Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T Press.

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Approaches to Writing

BADGER, R. G. & WHITE, G. (2000) A process genre approach to teaching writing. ELT journal., 54, 2, 153-160.

BAYNHAM, M. (1995) Literacy practices : investigating literacy in social contexts, London, Longman.

DRISCOLL, D.(2008). Online Writing Lab[online]. [Accessed 19 February 2010]. Available at

FIGUEREDO, L. & VARNHAGEN, C. K. (2006) Spelling and grammar checkers: are they intrusive? British Journal of Educational Technology., 37, 5, 721-732.

GARRISON, K. (2009) An Empirical Analysis of Using Text-to-Speech Software to Revise First-Year College Students' Essays. Computers and composition., 26, 4, 288-301.

GASKELL, D. & COBB, T. (2004) Can learners use concordance feedback for writing errors? System., 32, 3, 301-319.

GERARD, L. (2006) The evolution of the Computers and Writing Conference, the second decade. Computers and composition., 23, 2, 211-227.

GILLETT, A.(2010). Using English for Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education[online]. [Accessed 19 February 2010]. Available at

GUILDFORD, C.(2007). Paradigm Online writing Assistant[online]. [Accessed 19 February 2010]. Available at

HARMER, J. (2004) How to teach writing Harlow, Longman.

HEDGE, T. (1992) Writing, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

HYLAND, K. (2002) Teaching and Researching Writing, Harlow, Longman.

KERN, R. (2000) Literacy and language teaching, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

KNUTSSON, O., PARGMAN, T. C., EKLUNDH, K. S. & WESTLUND, S. (2007) Designing and developing a language environment for second language writers. Computers and education., 49, 4, 1122.

LI, J. (2006) The mediation of technology in ESL writing and its implications for writing assessment. Assessing writing. 11, 1, 5-21.

MCVICKER.(2009). ESL Student Resources[online]. [Accessed 9 February2010]. Available at < >.  

PROCTER, M.(2010). Advice on Academic Writing[online]. [Accessed 19 February 2010]. Available at

TRIBBLE, C. (1996) Writing, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

TUZLUKOVA, V.(2003). Internet EFL Writing Bibliography[online]. [Accessed 19 February 2010]. Available at contid=1490.  

WEBER, J.-J. (2001) A concordance- and genre-informed approach to ESP essay writing. ELT journal.., 55, 1.

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Audio and Video

Essential reading:

Arndt, H., & Woore, R. (2018). Vocabulary learning from watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts. Language Learning & Technology, 22(3), 124-142.

Cziko, G. and Park, S. (2003) “Internet Audio Communication for SecondLanguage Learning: A Comparative Review of Six Programs” Language Learning & Technology 7/1 pp. 15-27

Dugartsyrenova, V., & Sardegna, V. (2017). Developing oral proficiency with VoiceThread: Learners’ strategic uses and views. ReCALL. ISSN: 0958-3440; 1474-0109, 29(1), 59-79.

Godwin-Jones, R. (2007) “Emerging Technologies: Digital Video Update: YouTube, Flash, High-Definition “ Language Learning & Technology 11/ 1 pp. 16-21 (last accessed 26th February 2010)

Gruba, P. (2004)”Understanding Digitized Second Language Videotext” Computer assisted language learning. 17/1 pp 51-82

Handley, Z. and Hamel, M. (2005) “Establishing a Methodology for Benchmarking Speech Synthesis for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call)” Language Learning & Technology 9/3 pp. 99-119

Hirata, Y. (2004) “Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training for Native English Speakers Learning Japanese Pitch and Durational Contrasts” Computer assisted language learning. 17/3-4 pp.357-376

Language Learning and Technology – Special Issue on Listening (last accessed 26th February 2010)

Morton, H. and Jack, M. A. (2005) “Scenario-Based Spoken Interaction with Virtual Agents” Computer assisted language learning. 18/3 pp.171-191

Richardson, W. (2009) Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press

Rosell-Aguilar, F. (2005) “Task Design for Audiographic Conferencing: Promoting Beginner Oral Interaction in Distance Language Learning” Computer assisted language learning. 18/5 pp. 417-442

Sherman, J. (2003) Using authentic video in the language classroom. Cambridge : CUP

Wang, Y. (2004)” Supporting Synchronous Distance Language Learning With Desktop Videoconferencing” Language Learning & Technology 8/3 pp. 90-121

BBC Languages:  – for a number of examples of multimedia. The ‘tutors’ page has a lot of useful advice about making the most of video and audio.

BBC Podcasts: 


UK Podcasts:

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Resources for making podcasts

Audacity download - 

Audacity tutorials - title=Tutorial  

Lame mp3 encoder - 

Music -

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Some podcasting tutorials:

ebook - "Podcasting with Audacity" isbn=0132366576 (for the committed as you have to pay. 

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Resources for Video

TeacherTube (

Vimeo (

YouTube (

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Media conversion


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Digital Games and Language Leanring

De Freitas, S. (2007) Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game based learning JISC

Gee, J.P. (2003) What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy  New York: Palgrave

Gee, J.P. (2004) Situated language and learning : a critique of traditional schooling New York/London: Routledge

Hansson, T. (2005) “English as a Second Language on a Virtual Platform – Tradition and Innovation in a New Medium” Computer assisted language learning. 18/ 1-2 pp63-79

Hsiu-Ting Hung, Jie Chi Yang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Hui-Chun Chu, Chun-Chieh Wang, (2018) "A scoping review of research on digital game-based language learning," Computers and education. ISSN: 0360-1315, Volume 126, Pages 89-104

Lave, J. (1988) Cognition in practice : mind, mathematics and culture in everyday life. Cambridge UK. Cambridge: University Press.

Lave,J., and Wenger, E. (1991) Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Papert, S. (1980) Mindstorms: Children Computer and Powerful Ideas. Brighton. Harvester Press.

Taylor, R. P. (1980). Introduction. In R. P. Taylor (Ed.), The computer in school Tutor, tool, tutee (pp. 1-10). New York:

Teachers College Press. (last accessed 4th March 2010)

Tozcu, A. and Coady, J. (2004) “Successful learning of Frequent Vocabulary through CALL also Benefits Reading Comprehension and Speed” Computer assisted language learning. 17/5 pp 473-495

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Computer-mediated Communication

Definitions of CMC

Herring, S. (2007) A Faceted Classification Scheme for Computer-Mediated Discourse. Language@Internet 4, 1-37.

Herring, S. (ed.) (1996) Computer-mediated communication : linguistic, social, and cross-cultural perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Murray, D. E. (2000) Changing Technologies, Changing Literacy Communities? Language Learning & Technology. 4/2, 43-58.

Palfreyman, D. and M. al Khalil (2003) ‘ “A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging’. Journal of computer-mediated communication 9/1.  

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Linguistic and sociolinguistic issues in CMC

Crystal, D. (2001) Language and the internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Danet, B. and S. Herring (2007) The multilingual internet : language, culture, and communication online Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Herring, S. (1999) Interactional Coherence in CMC. Journal of computer-mediated communication 4/4.  

Hinrichs, L. (2006) Codeswitching on the web : English and Jamaican Creole in e-mail communication. Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins.

Koutsogiannis, D. and B. Mitsikopoulou (2003) ‘Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”.’ Journal of computer-mediated communication 9/1.  

Palfreyman, D. and M. al Khalil (2003). ‘ “A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging’. Journal of computer-mediated communication 9/1.  

Simpson, J. (2004) The discourse of computer-mediated communication: A study of an online community (PhD thesis). School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Reading, University of Reading.

Werry, C. (1996) Linguistic and Interactional Features of Internet Relay Chat. In S. Herring (ed.) Computer-mediated communication : linguistic, social, and cross-cultural perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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CMC and language learning

Chapelle, C. (2001) Computer applications in second language acquisition : foundations for teaching, testing and research Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dudeney, G. and N. Hockly (2007) How to teach English with technology. London: Pearson Longman. Chapter 5: How to use email; Chapter 6: How to use chat.

Kern, R. (1995) ‘Restructuring classroom interaction with networked computers: Effects on quantity and characteristics of language production.’ The modern language journal. 79/iv, 457-476.

Kitade, K. (2000) ‘L2 Learners’ Discourse and SLA Theories in CMC: Collaborative Interaction in Internet Chat.’ Computer assisted language learning. 13/2, 143-166.

Lam, W. S. E. (2006) ‘Culture and learning in the context of globalization: Research directions.’ Review of research in education 30: 213-237.

O'Rourke, B. (2008)The other C in CMC: What alternative data sources can tell us about text-based synchronous computer mediated communication and language learning. Computer assisted language learning 21/3, 227-251.

Schwienhorst, K. (2002) Evaluating Tandem Language Learning in the MOO – Discourse Repair Strategies in a Bilingual Internet Project. Computer assisted language learning 15/2, 135-145.

Simpson, J. (2005) Learning Electronic Literacy Skills in an Online Language Learning Community. Computer assisted language learning 18/4, 327-345.

Warschauer, M. (2009) ‘Digital literacy studies: Progress and prospects. In M. Baynham and M. Prinsloo (eds.) The future of literacy studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Warschauer, M. and Kern, R. (eds.) (2000) Network-based language teaching : concepts and practice Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Finnegan, R. (2002) Communicating : the multiple modes of human interconnection. London: Routledge.

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Language Learning & Technology
Journal of computer-mediated communication
Computer assisted language learning.
(online access available via University of Leeds library catalogue)

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Online Language Play

Bender, T. (2005). Role playing in online education: A teaching tool to enhance student engagement and sustained learning. Innovate 1 (4). 
A useful paper, though not written in a language learning context, about setting up role plays online.

Broner, M. A. and E. E. Tarone (2001). ‘Is it fun? Language play in a fifth-grade Spanish immersion classroom.’ The modern language journal. 85/3, 363-379.Broner and Tarone explore language play in a face-to-face (i.e. not online) Spanish language classroom. They raise many important issues concerning language play in language learning contexts.

Bushnell, C. (2009). ‘ “Lego my keego!”: An analysis of language play in a beginning Japanese as a Foreign Language classroom." Applied linguistics. 30/1: 49-69.
An analysis of classroom interaction from a Japanese language classroom, revealing language play to be ‘a highly salient feature of the participants’ interactions’ (p. 49). The article argues for attention to language play in language development.

Carter, R. (2004). Language and creativity : the art of common talk. London, Routledge.

Cherny, L. (1999). Conversation and community : chat in a virtual world. Stanford, CA, CSLI Publications.

Cook, G. (2000). Language play, language learning. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Crystal, D. (2001). Language and the internet. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Crystal, D. (2008). Txtng : the Gr8 Db8. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
A more recent book on online language, and in some senses a follow-up to his (2001) Language and the Internet. This time the focus is text messaging. Crystal is particularly good at exploding language myths and countering naïve prescriptiveness with excellent examples and accessible commentary.

Danet, B. (Ed.) (1995). Play and performance in computer mediated communication. Special issue of Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]., 1/2.
An early special issue of Journal of Computer Mediated Communication is devoted to aspects of play in online interaction. Of particular interest are the articles by Danet et al, Bechar-Israeli and Baym.  

Danet, B. (2001). Cyberpl@y : communicating online: Oxford: Berg. This book has a website:
On the site are many examples from the book of language play and performance online, mostly dating from the late 1990s.  

Danet, B., L. Ruedenberg, and Y. Rosenbaum-Tamari (1997) ‘ “Hmmm … Where’s that smoke coming from? ” Writing, Play and Performance on Internet Relay Chat.’ Journal of computer-mediated communication 2/4.  

Danet, B. and S. Herring ( 2007). The multilingual internet : language, culture, and communication online. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Werry, C. (1996). ‘Linguistic and Interactional Features of Internet Relay Chat.’ In S. Herring (ed.) Computer-mediated communication : linguistic, social, and cross-cultural perspectives Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dibbell, J. (1993). A Rape in Cyberspace. The Village Voice., 38/51, December 21, 1993. Reprinted in a different form at:
Porter Ladousse believes this of role play in ELT (1987:5): ‘None of the risks of communication and behaviour in the real world are present. The activity is enjoyable and does not threaten the students’ personality.’ When the participants are known to each other online, role play can seem as benign as it does in Porter Ladousse’s classroom world. However, features of SCMC also allow for malevolent verbal behaviour. This article explores the darker side of online interaction, role play and identity.

Grice, H. P. (1975). ‘Logic and conversation.’ In Syntax and Semantics, 3: Speech Acts. P. Cole and J. Morgan (eds.). New York: Academic Press.
Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE.

Herring, S. (1999). ‘Interactional Coherence in CMC.’ Journal of computer-mediated communication 4/4.   

Kramsch, C., F. A’Ness and W. S. E. Lam (2000). Authenticity and authorship in the computer-mediated acquisition of L2 literacy. Language Learning & Technology 4/2, 78-104.

Of most immediate interest in this article is Wan Shun Eva Lam’s description of the creation of virtual identity online (pages 89-95).

Lam, W. S. E. (2000). ‘L2 literacy and the design of the self: A case study of a teenager writing on the internet.’ TESOL quarterly. 34/3, 457-482.
A fuller version of Lam’s work with ‘Almon’, a Chinese migrant to the US who is marginalised in ‘Real Life’, yet plays a central role in English language communities on the internet. Essential reading for those interested in language socialisation and the creation of virtual identity.

Leahy, C. (2004). Researching Language Learning Processes in Open CALL Settings for Advanced Learners. Computer assisted language learning. 17/3-4, 289-313.
This article explores ways in which German language students using role play show evidence of focus on form and acquisition of content, and also comments on the effects of CMC-specific aspects of communication.

Maley, A. and A. Duff (1978). Drama techniques in language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Murray, D. E. (2000). ‘Changing Technologies, Changing Literacy Communities? ’ Language Learning & Technology 4/2, 43-58.

North, S. (2007). ‘The voices, the voices.’ Applied linguistics. 28/4, 538-555.
A recent study of creativity in language use in an online discussion board, part of a special issue of Applied Linguistics on language creativity.

Porter Ladousse, G. (1987). Role play Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rintel, E. S., J. Mulholland, and J. Pittam (2001). ‘First Things First: Internet Relay Chat Openings.’ Journal of computer-mediated communication 6/3.  

Simpson, J. (2004). ‘The discourse of computer-mediated communication: A study of an online community.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Reading, University of Reading.
Many of the examples here, including all the ones from the community called Webheads, are from my PhD. You can read this online: here is a link to the.pdf file: 

Soukup, C. (2004). Multimedia Performance in a Computer-Mediated Community: Communication as a Virtual Drama. Journal of computer-mediated communication 9/4.
An article about drama and performance in an online community, though not in a language learning context.

Swann, J. and J. Maybin (eds.) (2007). ‘Language creativity in everyday contexts.’ Special issue of Applied linguistics., 28/4.

Turkle, S. (1995). Life on the screen: Identity in the age of the internet. London: Wiedenfeld and Nicolson.

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Brown, H D (2004) Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practice. NY: Longman

Conole, G. and Warburton, B. (2005) “A Review of Computer-Assisted Assessment” ALT-J. Research in learning technology 13/1 pp17 – 31 Available online

Davies, A. (2003)”Three heresies of language testing research” Language testing. 10/20 pp355 – 368

Fulcher, G. (2003) “Interface design in computer-based language testing” Language testing. 10/20 pp384 – 408.

Fulcher, G. and Davidson, F. (2007) Language testing and assessment : an advanced resource book London: Routledge

Harlen W, Deakin Crick R (2003) A systematic review of the impact on students and teachers of the use of ICT for assessment of creative and critical thinking skills. In: Research Evidence in Education Library. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. ( tabid=109 ).

Hughes A. (2003). Testing for Language teachers Cambridge. CUP

Ioannou-Georgiu S and Pavlou.P (2003). Assessing young learners Oxford. OUP

Leung C. and Lewkowicz J. (2006) “Expanding horizons and unsolved conundrums: language testing and assessment” TESOL quarterly. 40/1 pp211 – 234

Ridgeway, J., McCusker, S. and Pead, D. (2004) Literature Review of E-Assessment Futurelab

Raikes, N. and Harding, R. “The Horseless Carriage Stage: replacing conventional measures” Assessment in education: principles, policy & practice. 10/3 pp 267-277

Russell, M. (2006) Technology and assessment : the tale of two interpretations Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing

Sim, G., Holifield, P. & Brown, M. (2004) “Implementation of computer assisted assessment: lessons from the literature”. ALT-J. Research in Learning Technology, 12, 215 - 229. Available online

Spratt. M. (2005). “Washback and the classroom: the implications for teaching and learning of studies of washback from exams”. Language teaching research. 9/1 pp5-29

Tomlinson B. (2005) “Testing to learn: a personal view of language testing” ELT journal. 59/1:39 – 46

Weir, C.J. (2005) Language testing and validation : an evidence-based approach Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan – available as an e-book through the library website

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Online resources

Asset Languages: (last accessed 26th April 2010)
Language Testing Resources Website:
The Qualifications and Curriculum authority (QCA) assessment pages: 
A Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  

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BREYER, Y. 2009. 'Learning and teaching with corpora: reflections by student teachers', Computer assisted language learning., vol 22 no 2, pp 153 - 172.

CARTER, R. & MCCARTHY, M. 2006. The Cambridge grammar of English : a comprehensive guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

GASKELL, D. & COBB, T. 2004. 'Can learners use concordance feedback for writing errors? ' System., vol 32 no 3, pp 301-319.

GAVIOLI, L. & ASTON, G. 2001. 'Enriching reality: language corpora in language pedagogy', ELT journal.., vol 55 no 3, pp 238-246.

HUNSTON, S. 2002. Corpora in applied linguistics Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

NESI, H. 2007. The British Academic Spoken English Corpus, [on-line]. Retrieved 25 November. 2007. from World Wide Web:< >.  

O'KEEFFE, A., MCCARTHY, M. & CARTER, R. 2007. From corpus to classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

SAMPSON, G. & MCCARTHY, D. 2004. Corpus linguistics readings in a widening discipline. London: Continuum.

SCOTT, M. & TRIBBLE, C. 2006. Textual patterns : key words and corpus analysis in language education. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins.

SINCLAIR, J. 2004a. Trust the text : language, corpus and discourse ISBN: 0415317681 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0415317673. London: Routledge.

SINCLAIR, J. M. 2004b. How to use corpora in language teaching Philadelphia: J Benjamins.

SUN, Y.-C. 2007. 'Learner perceptions of a concordancing tool for academic writing', Computer assisted language learning, vol 20 no, pp 323.

THORNBURY, S. 1999. How to teach grammar. Harlow: Longman.

Timmis, I. 2015. Corpus linguistics for ELT : research and practice ISBN: 9780415747127; 0415747120. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

VARLEY, S. 2009. 'I'll just look that up in the concordancer: integrating corpus consultation into the language learning environment', Computer assisted language learning., vol 22 no 2, pp 133.

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Online Course Readings

Allan, R, (2010) Chapter 8: Concordances versus Dictionaries: Evaluating approaches to word learning in ESOL. FROM: Chacon Beltran, R, Insights into non-native vocabulary teaching and learning. pp.112-125. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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