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Davila, Liv T. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This article explores how peer and teacher-student interactions in linguistically diverse high school English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms produce changes in learners' uptake of different languages and cultures. Data presented are from a 2-year ethnography of communication focusing on adolescent multilingual English learners' language use…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, High School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Callow, Jon; Buch, Bettina – Reading Teacher, 2020
The International Literacy Association is a global advocacy organization, and literacy is viewed as a human right worldwide. This department highlights research and research-to-practice at the international level to bring global best teaching practices to the forefront. Topics may include best practices for literacy instruction in Europe or other…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Advocacy, Civil Rights, Literacy
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Wang, Lei; Liu, Duo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2020
In this study, we examined the mechanism for the relationship between morphological awareness and Chinese character reading in a group of Hong Kong primary school children when they were in grade two (n = 176, mean age = 8.07) and grade three (n = 163, mean age = 9.02). The results showed that morphological awareness, morpheme family size and the…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Morphology (Languages), Metalinguistics, Elementary School Students
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Yeh, Ellen; Swinehart, Nicholas – CALICO Journal, 2020
This study presents an innovative approach to developing interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) by training students to engage in online participatory cultures and analyzing their participation through the lens of communities of practice. Participants were university-level English language learners studying in the United States who were trained on the…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Su, Hang – ELT Journal, 2020
This paper explores the applications of pattern grammar and local grammar in English language teaching, focusing specifically on the design of teaching materials. It shows that grammar patterns can be systematically analysed from a local grammar perspective, and further argues that the practice of local grammar analyses helps to raise language…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Grammar, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Li, Junmin; Taft, Marcus – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
The present study examined whether Chinese-English bilinguals showed morphological sensitivity toward prefixed words. In the experiment, English monolinguals showed masked priming effects in a Transparent condition ("disagree-AGREE") and an Opaque condition ("mischief-CHIEF"), but not in a Form condition…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Chinese, English, Second Language Learning
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Schleppegrell, Mary J. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
English language teachers who work with children in schools need knowledge about how English works to construct and present knowledge. This article discusses three aspects of that knowledge: understanding variation in the registers needed to engage in different classroom tasks, being able to identify language features used in the disciplinary…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, English Teachers, English Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Hall, Jonathan; Valdiviezo, Sonia – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Social work is language work, and yet the profession has operated without a fully critical theory of language difference. Rather, a model of language as merely a neutral conduit of communication has prevailed, with the result that language issues have been addressed mostly as problems of translation. But a more rigorous approach to language as an…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Critical Theory, Ethnography
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Uba, Sani Yantandu – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper investigates semantic categories of reporting verbs across four disciplines: Accounting, Applied Linguistics, Engineering and Medicine in research article genre. A general corpus of one million words and sub-corpus (for each discipline) were compiled from a total of 120 articles representing 30 articles from each discipline. In this…
Descriptors: Semantics, Research Reports, Journal Articles, Computational Linguistics
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Uba, Sani Yantandu Uba – English Language Teaching, 2020
The aim of conducting this study came from a need to explore contrastive study in using metadiscourse features between English and Hausa in research article genre. This study investigated what metadiscourse features are frequently used across two languages in research article genre. A sub-corpus of ten research articles was compiled from each…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, African Languages, Discourse Analysis
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Constantinou, Filio; Chambers, Lucy – Language and Education, 2020
This study examined the use of non-standard English features in 16-year-old students' writing in the UK. Adopting a diachronic approach to the investigation of students' written production, the study sought to identify changes in students' use of non-standard English over the course of a decade, specifically from 2004 to 2014. It involved an…
Descriptors: Nonstandard Dialects, Writing (Composition), English, Diachronic Linguistics
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Mendelowitz, Belinda; Lazar, Karen – English in Education, 2020
We argue that opening a space for dialogic, imaginative writing in the classroom can create entry points for a culturally responsive writing pedagogy (CRWP). We explore how collaborative writing for a pre-existing community digital platform (FundZa) and audience aids the implementation of CRWP in a creative writing course for South African…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Peer Relationship
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Rezaei, Saeed; Latifi, Ashkan – Open Learning, 2020
The present mixed-methods research examined the identity and attitude of Iranian English language learners as a result of their participation in an online critical reflective course. The participants were 38 English language students who attended ten online sessions within a five-month English language course. Their online posts underwent…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Gallagher, Jamey – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2020
This article argues that writing teachers should allow, and even encourage, students to code-mesh in community college classrooms. By looking at and analyzing code-meshed writing produced by three students in an English 101 class, the author argues that code-meshing provides students with both a craft-wise approach to writing and a way to address…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Community Colleges, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Lallana, Amparo, Ed.; Martín, Lourdes Hernández, Ed.; Gutiérrez, Mara Fuertes, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2020
This anniversary volume of the Association for the Teaching of Spanish in Higher Education in the United Kingdom is a compilation of contributions made by members and delegates at the 2019 ELEUK annual conference held at the University of Edinburgh. Throughout the book, authors share their teaching, assessment, and research practice in the area of…
Descriptors: Spanish, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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