First of all I am going to talk about Semantics, which is the study of meanings in communication. In linguistic is the interpretation of sings as used by agents or communities within particular circumstances and contexts. Tradicionally , the formal semantic view restricts semantics to each literal meaning, and relegates all figurative associations to pragmatics, but this distinction is increasingly difficult to defend.
I have to mention also Morphology, which is the field of linguistics that studies the internal structure of words. Words are generally accepted as being the smallest units of syntax. The distinction between these two senses of “word” is arguably the most important one in morphology. Morphology can be considered a system of adjustments in the shapes of words that contribute to adjustments in the way speakers intend their utterances to be interpreted.
Finally, I’m going to mention Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), is an approach to language teaching and learning in which computer technology is used as an aid to the presentation, reinforcement and assessment of material to be learned, usually including a substancial interactive element. The philosophy of this center is that the lessons should allow the learners to learn on their own using structure and/or unstructured interactive lessons. This lessons crry two important features: bidirectional (interactive ) learning and individualized learning. CALL is not a method. It is a tool that helps teachers facilitating the language learning process.
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- Computer-assisted Language Learning (May 9, 2008). Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved: 15:50, May 18, 2008 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_language_learning