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Lewandowski, Wojciech; Özçaliskan, Seyda – Second Language Research, 2021
Expression of motion shows systematic inter-typological variability between language types, particularly with respect to manner and path components of motion: speakers of satellite-framed languages (S-language; e.g. German) frequently conflate manner and path into a single clause, while verb-framed language speakers (V-language; e.g. Spanish)…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, German, Polish, Spanish
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Thothathiri, Malathi; Braiuca, Maria C. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2021
Previous studies using artificial languages suggest that sentence production can be guided by verb-specific as well as verb-general statistics present in the language input. Here we investigated whether the statistical properties of ongoing input in the speakers' native language systematically affected their sentence production. Three experiments…
Descriptors: Verbs, Cues, Semantics, Cognitive Mapping
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Giles, Matt; Pines, Rachyl; Giles, Howard – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper expands the theoretical base of intergroup and intercultural communication by testing a new communication model of interdependence (CMII), defined in terms of the embedded nature of groups Giles, M., R. Pines, H. Giles, and A. Gardikiotis. 2018. "Towards a Communication Model of Intergroup Interdependence." Atlantic Journal of…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Intercultural Communication, International Relations, Language Attitudes
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Ariza-Pinzón, Vicky – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2021
This study explores the ways in which master thesis writers position their research in the field of English language teaching in a context where academic literacies are still a developing field. From a social semiotic perspective, this paper aims to identify the resources writers use to represent their object of study and provide a context and…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Second Language Learning
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Cheng, Gong – English Language Teaching, 2021
This study intends to provide a semantic analysis of metaphorical expressions containing the body-part term "heart" in Chinese and English. The discussion of these expressions revolves around four perceived roles of the heart. It is suggested that the metaphorical consequences have a bodily or psychological basis on our hearts. The…
Descriptors: Chinese, English, Figurative Language, Language Patterns
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Yoon, Hyung-Jo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2021
This study examined how students of English as a foreign language (EFL) with different first language (L1) backgrounds use interactional metadiscourse markers in argumentative writing. Specifically, to explore unique patterns of metadiscourse features that reflect context and development, the essays written by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean EFL…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hu, Jiangbo; Torr, Jane; Wei, Yonggang; Jiang, Changhua – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Families' mealtime talk has significant implications for children's language development. This study investigated five middle-class Australian Chinese families that differ in their lifestyles and meal routines. It aims to explore: (1) the nature of the Chinese parents' language use in interactions with children at mealtime; and (2) the factors…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Language Patterns, Parent Child Relationship
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Anokhina, Tetiana O.; Mashkina, Olena M.; Melko, Khrystyna B.; Poznikhirenko, Yuliia I.; Teslenko, Natalia O. – Asian Journal of University Education, 2021
Previous studies emphasized that there is a close connection between speech and thinking. The paper analyses the peripheral semantics of the German language's active vocabulary units to define how they represent the features of the national, linguistic picture of the world, namely, the mental traits of the German ethnos. Semantic methods and the…
Descriptors: German, Semantics, Vocabulary, Form Classes (Languages)
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Phoocharoensil, Supakorn – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Near-synonyms in English often cause considerable confusion among EFL students. This study aims to clarify this confusion through a corpus-based investigation of the target synonymous verbs "persist" and "persevere" with focus on distribution across genres, collocations, and semantic preference/prosody. The results, based on…
Descriptors: Semantics, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Phrase Structure
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Pertsova, Katya; Becker, Misha – Language Learning and Development, 2021
This paper explores the hypothesis that children pay more attention to phonological cues than semantic cues when acquiring grammatical patterns. In a series of artificial allomorphy learning experiments with adults and children we find support for this hypothesis but only for those learners who do not show clear signs of explicit learning. In…
Descriptors: Phonology, Learning Processes, Grammar, Cues
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Erikson, Jessie A.; Alt, Mary; Gray, Shelley; Green, Samuel; Hogan, Tiffany P.; Cowan, Nelson – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
This study examined accuracy on syllable-final (coda) consonants in newly-learned English-like nonwords to determine whether school-aged bilingual children may be more vulnerable to making errors on English-only codas than their monolingual, English-speaking peers, even at a stage in development when phonological accuracy in productions of…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Phonology, Syllables, Bilingualism
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Rafatbakhsh, Elaheh; Ahmadi, Alireza; Moloodi, Amirsaeid; Mehrpour, Saeed – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2021
Test development is a crucial, yet difficult and time-consuming part of any educational system, and the task often falls all on teachers. Automatic item generation systems have recently drawn attention as they can reduce this burden and make test development more convenient. Such systems have been developed to generate items for vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Items, Computer Assisted Testing, Multiple Choice Tests
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Conklin, Kathy; Carrol, Gareth – Applied Linguistics, 2021
While it is possible to express the same meaning in different ways ('bread and butter' versus 'butter and bread'), we tend to say things in the same way. As much as half of spoken discourse is made up of "formulaic language" or linguistic patterns. Despite its prevalence, little is known about how the processing system treats novel…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Patterns, Phrase Structure, Language Processing
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Gao, Jianwu; Ma, Shuang – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2021
This study explored the interaction between learning conditions, linguistic complexity, and first language (L1) syntactic transfer in semiartificial grammar learning by conceptually replicating and extending Tagarelli et al. (2016). We changed the L1 background, elicited production data during debriefing, and added a binary mixed-effects logistic…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Difficulty Level, Syntax, Artificial Languages
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Vatanen, Anna; Endo, Tomoko; Yokomori, Daisuke – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2021
The human ability to anticipate upcoming behavior not only enables smooth turn transitions but also makes early responses possible, as respondents use a variety of cues that provide for early projection of the type of action that is being performed. This article examines resources for projection in interaction in three unrelated…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Finno Ugric Languages, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese
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