Human factors in computing: the influence of multimodal design upon long-term L2 vocabulary retention
AuthorFarmer, Roderick A.
PublisherUniversity of Melbourne Postgraduate Association
University of Melbourne Author/sFARMER, RODERICK ALEXANDER
AffiliationEngineering: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationsFarmer, R. A. (2001). Human factors in computing: the influence of multimodal design upon long-term L2 vocabulary retention. Traffic, 1, 82-102.
Access StatusOpen Access
This study investigates the influence of multimodal software design on long-term second language vocabulary retention. Our primary hypothesis posits that employing a multimodal design in second language acquisition (SLA) application development will lead to an increase in explicit semantic encoding of second language (L2) words in long-term memory (LTM) and subsequently an increase in long-term word retention. We also demonstrate that speech recognition has evolved sufficiently to be applied as a language learning tool. We investigate many of the existing psychological theories and software engineering paradigms that support our hypothesis. Finally we present a new software engineering model, C-CAD, which responds to a need for a more cognition-centred approach to software design.
KeywordsL2; vocabulary retention; CALL; multimodal interaction; human-computer interaction; cognition
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