A hypertext approach to foreign language reading: student attitudes and perceptions

Son, Jeong-Bae (2003) A hypertext approach to foreign language reading: student attitudes and perceptions. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. S Series (17). pp. 91-110. ISSN 0817-9514


This article reports the results of a study conducted to examine the use of three different reading text formats: paper-based format (PF), computer-based nonhypertext format (NHF) and computer-based hypertext format (HF). It investigates foreign language learners' reactions to the three text formats, focusing particularly on the usefulness of hyperlinks in computer-mediated text to provide readers with optional assistance during independent reading. Data collected from interviews with a group of Korean as a foreign language (KFL) students are presented and discussed. The results of this study show that the students considered the use of hyperlinks to be helpful and useful for their learning and suggest that it is important to look at the way in which reading materials and supporting information are presented when designing or selecting computer-assisted language learning (CALL) programs.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:10
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2014 04:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign language reading; hypertext; computer-assisted language learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2617

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