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Ionin, Tania; Choi, Sea Hee; Liu, Qiufen – Second Language Research, 2021
This study uses both offline and online tasks in order to investigate whether second language learners of English from an article-less first-language (Mandarin) are able to integrate the indefinite article into their grammar despite the lack of articles in their first language. This article reports on two studies, one on learners' sensitivity to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Interlanguage
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Ahn, Hyunah – Second Language Research, 2021
This study investigated the processing of English articles by second language (L2) speakers whose first language (L1) is Korean. Previous studies in L2 English article use had some issues unresolved such as using offline tasks, conflating definiteness with real-world knowledge, and operationalizing definiteness and relevant constructs in ways that…
Descriptors: Grammar, Interlanguage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Harbi, Hamzeh Mohammad; Mahfoodh, Omer Hassan Ali – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
This cross-sectional study examined the effects of English language proficiency on Jordanian EFL students' production and comprehension of apology strategies. The participants were 270 Jordanian EFL learners and 90 native speakers of English. Data were collected using Written Discourse Completion Test (WDCT) and Multiplechoice Discourse Completion…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Morkus, Nader – Language Learning Journal, 2021
This study investigated the relationship between language proficiency and negative pragmatic transfer from a first language (L1), focusing on the speech act of refusal as realised by American learners of Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) in Egyptian Arabic. Twenty American AFL learners (10 intermediate and 10 advanced) and 2 baseline groups (10…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ke, Sihui; Miller, Ryan T.; Zhang, Dongbo; Koda, Keiko – Language Learning, 2021
This study examined the crosslinguistic sharing of morphological awareness (MA) in biliteracy development. The analysis included 34 correlational studies with 41 independent samples (N = 4,104). Correlational coefficients were meta-analyzed, yielding four main findings: (a) the correlation between first language (L1) and second language (L2) MA…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Native Language, Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Karanfil, Ferhat; Demir, Serkan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
This case study explores Turkish-English-Arabic multilingual identity sequentially and simultaneously constructed by two refugee siblings raised by their multilingual mother in the family environment where they interact in English and Arabic while they are exposed to Turkish in societal surroundings. By focusing on the multilingualism experiences…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Socialization
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Huang, Jing – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper examines diasporic language ecology based on a sociolinguistic study of a Chinese complementary school (CCS) in Birmingham, England. The study applies a historical perspective to investigate local multilingual practices in relation to language ideology and identity. The discussion in this paper draws on "heteroglossia" to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Community Schools, Heritage Education, Multilingualism
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Ishikawa, Shin'ichiro – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2021
Using persuasion role-play data, this study examined the features of the persuasion by Japanese learners of English (JLE). The quantitative and qualitative comparisons between the JLE and the English native speakers (ENS) showed that (1) the JLE took turns 16-26% less and spoke 8-35% less, and they did not speak more than the interviewers; (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Persuasive Discourse, Role Playing
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LaScotte, Darren; Meyers, Colleen; Tarone, Elaine – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
There are two broad approaches to the research and teaching of second-language (L2) pronunciation--'bottom-up' and 'top-down'--which roughly align with structural and communicative approaches to language teaching. A bottom-up approach, explicitly focusing on de-contextualised linguistic forms, is structuralist and predominated in the second half…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation
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Lay, Keith John; Yavuz, Mehmet Ali – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigates the effect of grammar-focused hands-on in-class data-driven learning (DDL) with a heavily contextualized corpus on the frequency of written errors attributable to common interlingual interference issues in low-intermediate Turkish learners (n = 30) of English. Items representing the most common Turkish-to-English…
Descriptors: Interference (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interlanguage
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Sreeja, V. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Babu English is arguably one of the most popular varieties of Indian English and ironically the least studied too. An attempt to define the variety lands one in a mushy land of definitions that are untenable. It has been described variously by different scholars while German linguist Schuchardt classifies it as a pidgin, Kachru defines it as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Variation, Interlanguage, Foreign Countries
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Aljumah, Fahad Hamad – English Language Teaching, 2020
Research shows many problems and ambiguities of second language acquisition (SLA), which have made learners and readers worldwide unsatisfied. Therefore, this study attempts to highlight theories and research that have comprehensive explanations of the problems and ambiguities of second language acquisition, which learners of English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, English (Second Language), History
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Gudmestad, Aarnes; Edmonds, Amanda; Donaldson, Bryan; Carmichael, Katie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2020
This study aims to advance the understanding of sociolinguistic competence among near-native speakers and to further knowledge about the acquisition of variable structures. We conduct a quantitative analysis of variable future-time expression in informal conversations between near-native and native speakers of French. In addition to examining…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, French, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Learning
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Jaiprasong, Sawaros; Pongpairoj, Nattama – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
This research was aimed at investigating L1 Thai learners' English word stress production in two aspects of English words -- 1) English words with different suffixes: suffixes affecting stress shift, i.e. '-ic' (e.g. 'fantástic'), '-ity' (e.g. 'idéntity') and '-tion / -sion' (e.g. 'eléction') and suffixes demanding stress, i.e. '-oon' (e.g.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Thai
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Eng, Lin Siew; Luyue, Chen; Lim, Chang Kuan – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Many of the students of the English Language & Communication (ELC) department at UCSI University are Malaysian Chinese (MC) students and International Chinese (IC) students from China. All the courses in the university are conducted in English. Currently, there is still lack of research done on grammatical errors among these students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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