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Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era

  • Elena Bárcena
  • Timothy Read
  • Jorge Arús
  • Presents the state of the art of technological and methodological innovation in the teaching and processing of languages for specific purposes

  • Theoretical analysis, fundamental research, and case studies on the current and future directions of technology-enhanced applied linguistics

  • A high-ranking group of international researchers presents findings from significant publicly funded national and international research projects?


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

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era
  • Editors Elena Bárcena
    Timothy Read
    Jorge Arús
  • Series Title Educational Linguistics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Educational Linguistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-02221-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37850-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-02222-2
  • Series ISSN 1572-0292
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
    Computational Linguistics
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