Iowa State University
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TESL/Applied Linguistics: Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning


Towards Adaptive CALL:

Natural Language Processing for Diagnostic Language Assessment

 

Selected Papers from
the Fifth Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning

 

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Table of Contents

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Introduction

 
 
Towards Adaptive CALL
Carol A. Chapelle, Yoo-Ree Chung, Jing Xu
1


 

 

Part I: Adaptivity

7
 
 
Options for adaptivity in computer-assisted language learning and assessment
Robert Mislevy, University of Maryland
Carol A. Chapelle, Iowa State University
Yoo-Ree Chung, Iowa State University
Jing Xu, Iowa State University

9

 
 
Using diagnostic information to adapt traditional textbook-based instruction
Joan Jamieson, Northern Arizona University
Maja Grgurovic, Iowa State University
Tony Becker, Northern Arizona University
25
 
 
Towards cognitive response theory in diagnostic language assessment
Quan Zhang
College of Foreign Studies, Southern Medical University, China
40
 

 

Part II: NLP Analysis in Language Assessment

63
 
 
Automated diagnostic writing tests: Why? How?
Elena Cotos & Nick Pendar
Iowa State University

65

 
 
Decisions about automated scoring: What they mean for our constructs
Nathan Carr
California State University, Fullerton
82
 
 
What and how much evidence do we need? Critical considerations for using automated speech scoring systems
Xiaoming Xi
Educational Testing Service
102

 

Part III: Learner Data, Diagnosis, and Language Acquisition

115
 
 
A framework for cognitive diagnostic assessment
Eunice E. Jang
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

117

 
 
Study on the analysis of learner data for the effectiveness of an ESL CALL program
Jinhee Choo & Doe-Hyung Kim
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
132
 
 
Modeling SLA processes using NLP
Mathias Schulze
University of Waterloo
149
 
 
Lexical acquisition, awareness, and self-assessment through computer-mediated interaction: The effects of modality and dyad type
Melissa Baralt
Georgetown University
167
 

 

Part IV: Authenticity in Language Assessment

195
 
 
Minimal pairs in spoken corpora: Implications for pronunciation assessment and teaching
John Levis & Viviana Cortes
Iowa State University

197

 
 
The development of a web-based Spanish listening exam
Cristina Pardo-Balleter
Iowa State University
209
 

  About the Authors (html | pdf)
229
 

 

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