Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes

Issues and Prospects

  • Elisabet Arnó Macià
  • Antonia Soler Cervera
  • Carmen Rueda Ramos

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elisabet Arnó Macià, Antonia Soler Cervera, Carmen Rueda Ramos
      Pages 3-15
  3. Corpus-Based Studies

  4. Computer-Mediated Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Christine Appel, Roger Gilabert Guerrero
      Pages 75-90
    3. Ma del Rosario Caballero Rodríguez, Ma Noelia Ruiz Madrid
      Pages 105-119
  5. Specific Technology-Based Projects in Different Educational Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Claudia Devaux, Renate Otterbach, Ying Ying Cheng
      Pages 123-138
  6. Technology and Learner Autonomy in Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. David Lasagabaster, Juan Manuel Sierra
      Pages 157-176
    3. María José Luzón Marco, María Isabel González Pueyo
      Pages 177-190
  7. Terminology and Lexis: Teaching and Translation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Jordi Piqué-Angordans, Santiago Posteguillo, Lourdes Melcion
      Pages 213-229
    3. Mike Scott
      Pages 231-243
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Elisabet Arnó Macià, Antonia Soler Cervera, Carmen Rueda Ramos
      Pages 247-261
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


In the last years, we have witnessed significant advances in technology, which have not only changed our world but also become part of modern life. And like any other aspect of our lives, our work in the field of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) has also been transformed by technology, especially by the use of computers in our daily tasks as teachers and researchers.

The purpose of this volume is to offer an overview of an ample variety of applications of IT in the field of LSP. It is addressed to a wide audience that includes LSP teachers and researchers, although the contents may also be relevant to applied linguists working in other fields. This book contains research studies as well as educational experiences and proposals, presented from different perspectives and backgrounds (both geographical and cultural), all of which are theoretically grounded and with a clear and sound rationale. Thus, the reader will find a variety of educational projects and research studies situated in specific educational contexts and in particular geographical locations. Although not intended for generalization, they are valuable technology-based educational solutions that offer new insight and reflections that will help readers create their own tools and carry out further research. For this reason, the book focuses on central topics that have awakened the interest of LSP professionals. In turn, this thematic selection has helped us organize the chapters into related sections covering the main areas of research and practice in the field.


Internet Language Learning Teaching English computer science computer-assisted language learning e-learning language linguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabet Arnó Macià
    • 1
  • Antonia Soler Cervera
    • 1
  • Carmen Rueda Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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