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Virtual literacies: exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics

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Virtual literacies : exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics. / Gillen, Julia.

2014. Paper presented at Researching Education: Theory, Method and Practice , United Kingdom.

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Gillen, J 2014, 'Virtual literacies: exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics', Paper presented at Researching Education: Theory, Method and Practice , United Kingdom, 8/07/14 - 10/07/14.

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Gillen, J. (2014). Virtual literacies: exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics. Paper presented at Researching Education: Theory, Method and Practice , United Kingdom.

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Gillen J. Virtual literacies: exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics. 2014. Paper presented at Researching Education: Theory, Method and Practice , United Kingdom.

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Gillen, Julia. / Virtual literacies : exploring a learning ecology in Schome Park using corpus linguistics. Paper presented at Researching Education: Theory, Method and Practice , United Kingdom.

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