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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Dilin Liu, Professor, Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program Coordinator, University of Alabama, dliu@as.ua.edu
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Howard Williams, Lecturer in Linguistics and Language Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, howwil@aol.com
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Olga Griswold, ovgriswold@csupomona.edu, and
Jana Moore, jana_moore@ferris.ac.jp
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TASK-BASED L2 PEDAGOGY FROM THE TEACHER'S POINT OF VIEW
Nick Andon, King's College London, London, England, nick.andon@kcl.ac.uk

Although task-based language teaching (TBLT) is highly promoted in the pedagogical and research literature, we know little about how TBLT is perceived and “done” by ESL teachers in their classrooms. On the basis of evidence from in-depth case studies of experienced teachers, I suggest answers to this pressing question. Read More

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INFLUENCES OF LEARNERS' MOTIVATION ON THE PROCESSING OF CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK
Baburhan Uzum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, baburhan@msu.edu, and
Bedrettin Yazan, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, byazan@umd.edu

This study reports on the relationship between learners’ motivation in language learning and their responses to corrective feedback in a classroom setting. The analysis indicates that the type of motivation (intrinsic/extrinsic) can predict the learners’ responses to corrective feedback provided by teachers or peers. Read More

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COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS: SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Karen Price, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, kprice@tiac.net

In this paper I review several software applications designed to assist in the transcription and analysis of audio and video data. Some assist in the manual transcription of audio and video. Others provide integrated suites of tools to help organize, annotate, categorize, search, and share large amounts of data, offering researchers new ways to make meaning of their language data. Read More

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THE VALIDITY OF NONNATIVE SPEAKER INPUT IN LISTENING COMPREHENSION TESTS
Priyanvada Abeywickrama, Assistant Professor, English (MA TESOL Program), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA, abeywick@sfsu.edu
With the global spread of English, it is currently used by more nonnative speakers than native speakers. This fact leads to questions about the usefulness of listening tests whose input is limited only to a native speaker variety. This study investigated the impact of foreign accents on test takers’ performance on listening tests. Read More
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