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Huang, Lan-fen – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
This paper reports the compilation of a corpus of Taiwanese students' spoken English, which is one of the sub-corpora of the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) (Gilquin, De Cock, & Granger, 2010). LINDSEI is one of the largest corpora of learner speech. The compilation process follows the design criteria…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Databases, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Huang, Xiaoyu; Liang, Xueying; Dracopoulos, Effie – English Language Teaching, 2011
Up to now, most researchers have been paying attention to the negative transfer of mother tongue to second language writing. Few studies, if any, have touched upon the positive transfer. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the positive transfer of Chinese to 26 first-year university students' English writing holistically and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning