Recursive Search and Social Media for STEM Vocabulary LearningThe role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses
Document TypeConference Proceeding
ConferenceEighth Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning
Publication VersionPublished Version
Conference TitleThe role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses
Conference DateSeptember 10-11, 2010
AbstractScience, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) form a cluster of academic subjects of increasing interest. Lists of academic vocabulary such as the 570-item Academic Word List (AWL) do not generally focus on STEM. Previously (Aist et al., 2010) we delineated four processes for developing a STEM-specific vocabulary from a general resource such as the AWL: selecting STEM words, filtering out non-STEM words, pairing some words with related non-AWL words (e.g., qualitative, quantitative), and extending some words into STEM-specific phrases (e.g., genetic factor, algebraic factor). Extension into phrases was aimed in part at recontextualizing vocabulary items to specify their STEM meaning.
Copyright OwnerGregory Aist, et al.
Citation InformationGregory Aist, Tammy Slater, David Oakey and Heidi Ramaeke. "Recursive Search and Social Media for STEM Vocabulary Learning" Ames, IAThe role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses (2011) p. 1 - 4
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tammy_slater/1/