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The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology

ISBN 9780815360773
Published February 1, 2022 by Routledge
428 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Technology- mediated language learning has matured over the past few decades, with various tools and contexts now widely used in language education for all ages and levels. Many of today’s language learners have experienced technology as an ever- present feature both within and beyond the classroom, highlighting how the role of technology has expanded into many daily activities, and underscoring how research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) can inform and support the use of established and emerging technologies. The role of technology in language learning has continued to grow, with the recent COVID- 19 global pandemic further demonstrating the potential contributions of technology for supporting and facilitating second language development. Answering this increasing interest, this Handbook provides students, teachers, and scholars with a comprehensive collection of chapters on foundational topics and key issues related to technology, SLA, and where relevant, pedagogical applications.

Chapter 25 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at

Table of Contents

Handbook of SLA & Technology


Nicole Ziegler & Marta González-Lloret (Eds.)

Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

Chapter 1. Historical foundations of technology in SLA. Glenn Stockwell

Chapter 2. Bridging the gap between theory and practice: Technology and teacher education. Phil Hubbard

Chapter 3. Tasks in technology-mediated contexts. Marta González-Lloret & Kristin Rock

Chapter 4. Interactionist perspectives and the role of computer-mediated communication in SLA. Nicole Ziegler, Özgür Parlak & Huy Phung

Chapter 5. Research methods at the intersection of technology and SLA: Advances and challenges. Daniel Isbell, Daniel Dixon & Luke Plonsky

Chapter 6. Technology-enhanced approaches to researching SLA processes: A Vygotskian perspective. Remí Adam Van Compernolle

Chapter 7. Big data in SLA: Advances in methodology and analysis. Theodora Alexopoulou, Detmar Meurers & Akira Murakami

Chapter 8. Technology and assessment. Nguyen Phuong & Volker Hegelheimer

Part II. Developing Competences

Chapter 9. Dialogue systems for language learning: Chatbots and beyond. Serge Bibauw, Thomas François & Piet Desmet

Chapter 10. Technology and listening in SLA. Ruslan Suvorov

Chapter 11. Harnessing CMC to foster L2 oral communication. Kimberly Morris & Robert Blake

Chapter 12. Technology and pronunciation. Camino Bueno-Alastuey & Esther Gómez-Lacabex

Chapter 13. Technology and L2 reading: Current research and application. Alan Taylor

Chapter 14. Technology and writing. Rebecca Adams

Chapter 15. Technology and vocabulary. Nina Vyatkina

Chapter 16. Technology and the acquisition of second language pragmatics. Thor Sawin

Part III. Spaces for Learning

Chapter 17. Language learning in online environments. Katie Nielson

Chapter 18. Telecollaboration. Randall Sadler & Melinda Dooly

Chapter 19. Digital storytelling’s place in SLA. Ana Oskoz & Idoia Elola

Chapter 20. Digital games and technology-mediated gameful environments for L2 learning and instruction. Frederik Cornillie

Chapter 21. Second language acquisition and multiplayer gaming. Jonathon Reinhardt & Samantha Kirby

Chapter 22. Digital place-based learning. Julie Sykes

Chapter 23. Virtual worlds and second language acquisition. Kristi Jauregi, Silvia Canto & Sabela Melchor-Couto

Chapter 24. Experimental MALL research in SLA: Past, present, and future. Jack Burston & Kelly Arispe

Part IV. Focus on the learner

Chapter 25. Learning across the lifespan: Age, language learning, and technology. Pia Sundqvist

Chapter 26. Heritage language learners and technology-mediated learning. Julio Torres

Chapter 27. Learner autonomy and technology. Chun Lai

Chapter 28. Technology-mediated SLA: Evolving trends and emerging technologies. Robert Goodwin-Jones

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Nicole Ziegler is Associate Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Marta González-Lloret is Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.