Learning in second-language searching

A. Komlódi, Nadia Caidi

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Abstract

In this paper we describe learning that happens when searchers look for information in a foreign language. A strong disparity exists between the language distribution of Web content and the representation of speakers of different languages among Web users. The proportion of Web content available in English is much larger than the proportion of native-English-speaking Web users. This disparity often forces non-native speakers of English to search for information in English. In this process they do not only learn the language, but also familiarize themselves with a new culture and information landscape. In this paper we describe when and how this learning happens and what tools and features can help the process.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1647
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Information landscapes
  • literacies
  • Search
  • Second-language acquisition
  • Second-language search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Learning in second-language searching. / Komlódi, A.; Caidi, Nadia.

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