Pop lyrics and mobile language learning: Prospects and challenges
Werner, Valentin; Lehl, Maria; Walton, Jonathan (2019): „Pop lyrics and mobile language learning: Prospects and challenges“. Hershey, PA: IGI Global doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7663-1.ch016.
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Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association
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Pop lyrics represent a rich, but underused resource in language teaching in both institutional and informal contexts. This is striking in view of analyses from the fields of motivational and cognitive psy-chology, didactics as well as linguistics, which all provide evidence for the inherent potential of pop lyrics. This paper will first take a closer look at arguments in favor of exploiting pop lyrics for learning purposes. Next, it will outline gateway steps and potential difficulties on the way toward using lyrics in a video/lyrics app tailored to the requirements of an informal, gamified and learner-centered setting. In conclusion, the authors suggest that pop lyrics can be used effectively to establish a connection to the world of the learner both within and beyond the language classroom. However, there remain a number of technical and methodological challenges that have to be overcome to create a fully adaptable and flexible framework for using lyrics in mobile-assisted language learning.
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February 21, 2019