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Robson, Graham – International Education Studies, 2015
The use of structural modeling has helped to explain constructs leading to Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in L1 and L2 contexts. When WTC was conceptualized as a trait in the L1, more personality variables were used in models. When WTC moved into the realm of second language, researchers still used trait measurements to explain the construct,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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Edmonds, Amanda; Gudmestad, Aarnes – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
The current study sets out to investigate collocational knowledge for a set of 13 English amplifiers among native and nonnative speakers of English, by providing a partial replication of one of the projects reported on in Granger (1998). The project combines both phraseological and distributional approaches to research into formulaic language to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, French, Native Language