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Hawkes, Laura; Nassaji, Hossein – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
Most of the laboratory studies on recasts have examined the role of intensive recasts provided repeatedly on the same target structure. This is different from the original definition of recasts as the reformulation of learner errors as they occur naturally and spontaneously in the course of communicative interaction. Using a within-group research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
In recent years the study of second language (L2) vocabulary learning through reading has attracted much attention in the field of L2 acquisition. A specific area that has received wide interest is the examination of the processes involved in deriving word meanings from context. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Inferences, Correlation
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Nassaji, Hossein; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), 2012
This study investigated the relationship between task-induced involvement load and ESL learners' inferencing and learning word meanings from context. Thirty-two ESL learners were randomly assigned to one of three groups, with each group receiving a different version of a text that was assumed to differ from one another in terms of the degree of…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Nassaji, Hossein – Language Teaching Research, 2012
There is currently a substantial body of research on second language (L2) learning and this body of knowledge is constantly growing. There are also many attempts in most teacher education programs around the world to inform practicing and prospective L2 teachers about second language acquisition (SLA) research and its findings. However, an…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Teaching Experience
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Amrhein, Hannah R.; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
A growing body of research has examined the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) for L2 writing. An area that has attracted considerable attention recently is how students and teachers perceive the usefulness of WCF. Most research in this area, however, has focused on students' perspectives, while many fewer studies comparing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship