I went to a very informative session this morning entitled “A Quality Analysis of CALL Journals“. One of the quickly apparent “givens” of the participants and attendees (hÃ©las!) is that the CALL discipline is a subset of Applied Linguistics.
So I’m asking the question: Which discipline(s) inform the field we lovingly refer to as CALL (or TELL)?
My $0.02…What some in the profession fail to see is that TELL, which will eventually assimilate CALL as the dominate nomenclature for what “we do” (resistance is futile…), if it wishes to succeed in its assertion that it is a field unto itself, must simultaneously distinguish itself from applied linguistics, instructional technology, educational psychology and LIS while claiming all four (and perhaps others) as “alma maters”….NO MORE TURF WARS, FOLKS.