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Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC): a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners

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Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC) : a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners. / Uther, Maria; Uther, James; Athanasopoulos, Panos; Singh, Pushpendra; Akahane-Yamada, Reiko.

Interspeech 2007: 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Vol. 2007 2007. p. 2329-2332.

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Uther, M, Uther, J, Athanasopoulos, P, Singh, P & Akahane-Yamada, R 2007, Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC): a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners. in Interspeech 2007: 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. vol. 2007, pp. 2329-2332. <http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/interspeech_2007/i07_2329.html>

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Uther, M., Uther, J., Athanasopoulos, P., Singh, P., & Akahane-Yamada, R. (2007). Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC): a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners. In Interspeech 2007: 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Vol. 2007, pp. 2329-2332) http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/interspeech_2007/i07_2329.html

Vancouver

Uther M, Uther J, Athanasopoulos P, Singh P, Akahane-Yamada R. Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC): a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners. In Interspeech 2007: 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Vol. 2007. 2007. p. 2329-2332

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Uther, Maria ; Uther, James ; Athanasopoulos, Panos ; Singh, Pushpendra ; Akahane-Yamada, Reiko. / Mobile Adaptive CALL (MAC) : a lightweight speech-based intervention for mobile language learners. Interspeech 2007: 8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Vol. 2007 2007. pp. 2329-2332

Bibtex

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