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Title:
Lärka: From Language Learning Platform to Infrastructure for Research on Language Learning
Author:
David Alfter: Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Lars Borin: Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Ildikó Pilán: Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Therese Lindström Tiedemann: Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland Elena Volodina: Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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2018
Conference:
Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018
Issue:
159
Article no.:
001
Pages:
1-14
No. of pages:
14
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-05-28
ISBN:
978-91-7685-034-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Lärka is an Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) platform developed at Språkbanken, as a flexible and a valuable source of additional learning material (e.g. via corpusbased exercises) and a support tool for both teachers and L2 learners of Swedish and students of (Swedish) linguistics. Nowadays, Lärka is being adapted into a building block in an emerging second language research infrastructure within a larger context of the text-based research infrastructure developed by the national Swedish Language bank, Språkbanken, and SWE-CLARIN. Lärka has recently received a new responsive user interface adapted to different devices with different screen sizes. Moreover, the system has also been augmented with new functionalities. These recent additions aim at improving the usability and the usefulness of the platform for pedagogical purposes. The most important development, though, is the adaptation of the platform to serve as a component in an e-infrastructure supporting research on language learning and multilingualism. Thanks to Lärka’s service-oriented architecture, most functionalities are also available as web services which can be easily re-used by other applications.

Keywords: ICALL, Infrastructure, Language learning, Swedish, SweCLARIN

Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
David Alfter, Lars Borin, Ildikó Pilán, Therese Lindström Tiedemann, Elena Volodina
Title:
Lärka: From Language Learning Platform to Infrastructure for Research on Language Learning
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Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
David Alfter, Lars Borin, Ildikó Pilán, Therese Lindström Tiedemann, Elena Volodina
Title:
Lärka: From Language Learning Platform to Infrastructure for Research on Language Learning
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