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Ordin, Mikhail; Polyanskaya, Leona; Soto, David – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2020
We assessed the effect of bilingualism on metacognitive processing in the artificial language learning task, in 2 experiments varying in the difficulty to segment the language. Following a study phase in which participants were exposed to the artificial language, segmentation performance was assessed by means of a dual forced-choice recognition…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Bilingualism, Language Processing, Artificial Languages
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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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García, Georgia Earnest; Sacco, Lena J.; Guerrero-Arias, Beatriz Eugenia – Reading Teacher, 2020
Spanish-English cognates (words from ancestrally related languages similar in appearance and meaning) are plentiful in students' reading materials, but few researchers have documented elementary-age bilingual (Spanish-English) students' actual use of cognates. The authors drew from two qualitative research studies to show how bilingual students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Arvizu, Maria Nelly Gutierrez – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) has exponentially grown in the past decades as it has become part of the curricula from kindergarten to higher education. In many countries, governments have conducted initiatives that resulted in the implementation of English classes in public education settings. The use of narratives in language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Native Language
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Donoso, Eladio – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2020
This article presents a study which explores perceptions of Chilean future teachers of English as a foreign language regarding the usage of Spanish as L1 in English lessons. The participants belong to first- and fourth-year levels of their programs at four universities located throughout Chile. The data collection tool was Mohebbi and Alavi's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gámez, Perla B.; Vasilyeva, Marina – Language Learning and Development, 2020
This study investigated cross-linguistic priming in six-year-old, balanced Spanish-English bilinguals (n = 60). We examined bilinguals' production of transitive forms in English (active, passive) after exposure to Spanish transitives (Study 1; M age = 6.2 years; SD = 0.3) and their production of transitive forms in Spanish (active, passive) after…
Descriptors: Syntax, Verbs, Contrastive Linguistics, Spanish
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Rockey, Catherine; Tiegs, Jessica; Fernández, Julieta – CALICO Journal, 2020
In response to calls for improving the quality of DCTs as data-gathering instruments, this study investigates the effectiveness of technology-enhanced discourse completion tasks (TE-DCTs) as a method for eliciting nonverbal speaker data. We used a mobile application to administer four TE-DCTs to native speakers (L1) and intermediate and advanced…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Task Analysis, Speech Acts
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Puig-Mayenco, Eloi; Rothman, Jason – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2020
The goal of this brief article is to highlight a specific methodological consideration pertaining to the examination of linguistic transfer in sequential language acquisition: When and how can transfer be meaningfully disentangled from issues pertaining to developmental trajectories of the target language? While this methodological issue is…
Descriptors: Spanish, Romance Languages, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Sánchez Tyson, Lorena – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This article explores the relationship between literacy and oracy in the context of "Plazas Comunitarias," a basic education programme in Spanish for immigrants in the United States. I reflect on my experiences as a former "Plazas" facilitator, analyse key literacy materials from the programme and offer observations on reading…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Immigrants, Program Descriptions, Spanish
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Wroblewski, Michael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article takes a linguistic anthropological approach to analyzing multilingualism in the linguistic landscape of the Amazonian city of Tena, Ecuador, a key locus of indigenous Kichwa language revitalization, identity formation, and politics. Following recent scholarly reconsiderations of multilingual linguistic landscapes as sites of…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Spanish, Ethnography, Signs
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Sabaté-Dalmau, Maria – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2020
Under the conditions of the globalized new economy, European universities have become profit-making institutions. They envision students as mobile workers-to-be whose employability chances depend on self-enterprising and on self-responsibilization for foreign-language command, and they now compete in the educational marketplace by targeting them…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Life Style, Universities, Occupational Mobility
Mackenzie, Lee – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2020
The National Bilingual Programme was launched in order to promote English learning in Colombia. The failure of this programme and subsequent iterations is well-documented, and research has also examined some of its negative effects for different societal groups. However, a comprehensive study of the social justice implications of Colombia's…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Velásquez, Edna – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores the effect of prior discipline-related knowledge in reading comprehension for two groups of students of Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL). The first group (G1), had 22 students enrolled in a general Spanish course and the second (G2), had 18 students enrolled in a course of Spanish for medical professions. The aim was to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning
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Sahr, Annabell – Athens Journal of Education, 2020
This qualitative case study draws on a theoretical framework of translanguaging (García & Wei, 2014) and border pedagogies (Cashman, 2015) and seeks to shed light on the question of what role translanguaging can play in students' language learning in a German as a foreign language class at a Hispanic-serving university that is situated in the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lüdi, Georges – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This paper is grounded in the evolution of our reflection on the relationship between plurilingualism, plurilingual speech and language learning. That is, it refers to research on the construction of plurilingual repertoires, over a period of more than thirty years, as documented in Lüdi and Py (1986 [2009]. "To Be or Not to Be … a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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