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Song, Juyoung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores writing in Korean as an additional language in the United States and South Korea, focusing on learners' perceptions, attitudes, and informal writing practices outside the class. As sociolinguistic characteristics of a language such as the status and tradition of writing affect learners' views and practices, this study includes…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Korean, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Quan, Tracy – L2 Journal, 2019
Why learners return from study abroad (SA) with varying degrees of second language (L2) gains or differing attitudes towards the target language and culture remains an open question. This study employs theories of identity (Kinginger, 2013) and investment (Darvin & Norton, 2015; Norton Peirce, 1995) to examine the case of three learners of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Aydin, Burcu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study examines the cognitive processes underlying the comprehension of L2 idiomatic expressions by using two different visual instructional techniques -- pictorial representation of literal meanings versus pictorial representation of figurative meanings of each idiomatic expression -- considering two settings (EFL vs. ESL), two different…
Descriptors: Language Processing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Patterns