This paper describes a user study of Glosser-RuG, a Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) application that facilitates the reading of French texts. The usefulness of this CALL application is compared to a traditional method of text reading, by evaluating a number of users' reading and comprehension skills using Glosser-RuG on the one hand, versus a hand-held dictionary on the other. Glosser-RuG supports the specific task of reading a text containing new or unfamiliar words, by providing an on-line dictionary, morphological analysis, Part-of-speech disambiguation and examples of word use in a corpus of diverse texts. 1 CALL and Glosser-RuG Traditionally, CALL software has mainly emphasized on providing drills, answer keys and grammar explanations, thus, in a sense replacing the human teacher in traditional language education . The position of Glosser-RuG in the CALL-paradigm , however, is focused on the improvement of communicative skills. The function of the applic..
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