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The potential of a parser in a language teaching program

Lastow, Birgitta LU (1995) In Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics 44.
Abstract
This paper reports on results from studying what a parser can do when combined with Hypercard on a Macintosh computer to form a pedagogical tool for language teaching purposes. The system was applied to Japanese, but the exercises could easily be altered to suit other languages as well. There are exercises for learning vocabulary, hiragana (see Writing system below) and grammar. The focus is on syntax and the exercises have an increasing degree of complexity. By using a computer for language teaching, and not a book, you can produce very flexible exercises, which are easy to change, more varied and more interesting to use. You can use sound and moving objects. In the program to be presented, a parser is used. This novel feature has many... (More)
This paper reports on results from studying what a parser can do when combined with Hypercard on a Macintosh computer to form a pedagogical tool for language teaching purposes. The system was applied to Japanese, but the exercises could easily be altered to suit other languages as well. There are exercises for learning vocabulary, hiragana (see Writing system below) and grammar. The focus is on syntax and the exercises have an increasing degree of complexity. By using a computer for language teaching, and not a book, you can produce very flexible exercises, which are easy to change, more varied and more interesting to use. You can use sound and moving objects. In the program to be presented, a parser is used. This novel feature has many advantages and, for instance, makes it possible comment on spelling or grammatical errors. (Less)
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  author       = {Lastow, Birgitta},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics},
  title        = {The potential of a parser in a language teaching program},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {1995},
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