DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/attic.10.2228

Surveying the Landscape: What is the Role of Machine Translation in Language Learning?


Abstract


In this paper we present the results of surveys amongst undergraduate students at Duke University (USA) regarding their use of Machine Translation (MT) in L2 courses as well as the perceptions of MT amongst L2 instructors.  First, we give an overview of the state of MT in national media as well as in academia and explain the impetus behind our own interest in MT.  Second, we introduce the results of surveys administered in 2011-2012 to students and instructors, tracking patterns of usage in learning languages and regarding perceptions on the usefulness of MT.  Lastly, we look ahead to future research and discuss the implications of the data collected.


Keywords


machine translation; technology; foreign language teaching and learning; academic dishonesty; Google Translate

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