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Computer-Assisted Language Learning

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research in computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The field of CALL is multidisciplinary, drawing upon a number of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, sociology, education, computer science, and natural language processing, to name several of the most important. This particular sub-discipline fits within the larger domains of research on second language acquisition (SLA) and foreign language teaching (FLT). Therefore, the same issues that are treated by SLA and FLT will be addressed, but in this case from the perspective of how technology and computers can aid in these processes.