6.0186 CALL Journal (1/109)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 12 Aug 1992 15:59:22 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0186. Wednesday, 12 Aug 1992.

Date: Wed, 12 Aug 92 00:42:15 EDT
From: Dana Paramskas <LNGDANAP@vm.uoguelph.ca>
Subject: New CALL Journal

An International Journal
Editorial Board

General Editor:
Keith Cameron (Exeter)

Associate Editors:
Jeremy Fox (East Anglia) Henry Hamburger (George Mason, Virginia)
Masoud Yazdani (Exeter)

Advisory Board:
Gordon Burgess (Aberdeen)
Stephano Cerri (Milan)
Francoise Demaiziere (CNEAO, Paris)
Brian Farrington (Aberdeen)
Ralph Ginsberg (Pennsylvania)
Gerard Kempen (Nijmegen)
Rex Last (Dundee)
Dana Paramskas (Guelph)
German Ruiperez (Madrid)
Camilla Schwind (Marseille)
Dieter Wolff (Duesseldorf)

Over the last few years interest has been growing in Computer
Assisted Language Learning (CALL). The role of the computer in
the classroom is being investigated both from the pedagogical
aspect and from the programmer's point of view. The `big dream'
for some is the creation of an `Intelligent' Tutoring System
(ITS), one that would incorporate the techniques of Artificial
Intelligence (AI) and that would be flexible enough for the
teacher of Modern Languages to use without a specialist knowledge
of computing.

Until an Artificial Intelligent machine has been perfected,
however, there is a need to explore other techniques as well and
to test them in learning situations. It has become apparent from
conferences we have organised at Exeter, and elsewhere, and from
correspondence with colleagues at home and overseas, that it is
essential that there be an easily accessible means of information
distribution about current research and its findings.

To facilitate an interchange of ideas and knowledge, we have
decided to create a new periodical which will be devoted to all
aspects of CALL : e.g.

Pedagogical principles and their application to CALL
Observations on, and evaluation of, commercial and proto-
type software
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Use of CALL with other forms of Educational Technology,
in particular conventional, interactive, and digitised
of Video and Audio.

Application of AI to language teaching
A Forum where information relative to CALL users can be

The first number was published in 1990 by Intellect Books, Suite 2,
108/110 London Road, Oxford, OX3 9AW, U.K., to whom subscription
requests (Personal 30 pounds sterling, Institutional 60 pounds sterling)
should be addressed. Sole distributors outside Europe are: Ablex
Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut Street, New Jersey 07648, U.S.A.

Researchers into any field of CALL are invited to submit articles.
Details of forthcoming conferences or points to be raised in the
Forum section should be sent to :
Dr Keith Cameron (General Editor),
Computer Assisted Language Learning,
Queen's Building,
The University,
or by e/mail to : <CAMERON -at UK.AC.EXETER> or<CAMERON@EXETER.AC.UK>
(from outside U.K.).

Volume 5 Parts 1-2 will appear shortly:


Editorial: Keith Cameron p.1

HyperCard and The Development of Translation and
Vocabulary Skills
John H. Gillespie & Bill Gray p..3

Going AI. Foundations of ICALL: Clive Matthews p.13

A Hypertextual Approach to Teaching French
Business Correspondence: Ian M. Richmond p.33

Keep Smiling! The Happy Hypertext
Michelangelo Conoscenti p.41

An Evaluation of Grammar-Checking Programs as
Self-Help Learning Aids for Learners of English as
a Foreign Language: Philip Bolt p.49

Computer-Mediated Language Learning Environments
Prolegomenon to a Research Framework
David Crookall, Wells Coleman & Rebecca Oxford p.93

FORUM p.121
REVIEW p.123