Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era

  • Elena Bárcena
  • Timothy Read
  • Jorge Arús

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Issues About Learning Languages with Computers

  3. Computer-Assisted Experiences for the Development of Language Competences and Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Mª Dolores Perea-Barberá, Ana Bocanegra-Valle
      Pages 129-154
    3. Pilar Rodríguez-Arancón, Cristina Calle-Martínez
      Pages 155-173
  4. Corpus-Based Approaches to/Applications for Teaching and Processing Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Anabel Borja Albi, Natividad Juste Vidal, Pilar Ordóñez López, Tomás Conde
      Pages 177-196
    3. James Wilson, Serge Sharoff, Paul Stephenson, Anthony Hartley
      Pages 197-222
    4. M. Teresa Cabré, Iria da Cunha, Eric SanJuan, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Jorge Vivaldi
      Pages 223-241
  5. Processing Natural Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Pamela Faber, Pilar León-Araúz, Arianne Reimerink
      Pages 267-301
    3. Juan Pedro Rica Peromingo, Reyes Albarrán Martín, Blanca García Riaza
      Pages 303-322
    4. Jorge Arús, Elena Bárcena, Timothy Read
      Pages 345-348

About this book


Explores the direct relation of modern CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) to aspects of natural language processing for theoretical and practical applications, and worldwide demand for formal language education and training that focuses on restricted or specialized professional domains. Unique in its broad-based, state-of-the-art, coverage of current knowledge and research in the interrelated fields of computer-based learning and teaching and processing of specialized linguistic domains.

The articles in this book offer insights on or analyses of the current state and future directions of many recent key concepts regarding the application of computers to natural languages, such as: authenticity, personalization, normalization, evaluation. Other articles present fundamental research on major techniques, strategies and methodologies that are currently the focus of international language research projects, both of a theoretical and an applied nature.


CALL computer assisted language learning Comp assisted lang learning of langs for specific purposes Corpus-based approaches to languages LSP languages for specific purposes LSP teaching NLP natural language processing Teaching and Learning Business English in Spanish Universities language-based computational applications languages for special purposes LSP

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Bárcena
    • 1
  • Timothy Read
    • 2
  • Jorge Arús
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Filologías Extranjeras y sus LingüísticasUnivesidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosUnivesidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Filología Inglesa IUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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