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Delin Deng – ProQuest LLC, 2023
In this work, based on an oral corpus of semi-directed interviews conducted in French with 40 L1 Chinese speakers learning French in France and in English with 29 L1 Chinese speakers learning English in the United States, I investigated the quotative system in non-native speech of English and French as it is used in the Chinese diaspora in Paris…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Computational Linguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning
Geoff D. Green II – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Due in part to its complex nature, there is still much to uncover in the investigation of the neural processes that contribute to synchronization between speakers and listeners during communication in the context of social cognition, specifically between native and nonnative English speakers and listeners. This study used a novel method of…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Brain, Cognitive Processes, Auditory Perception
Idée Edalatishams – ProQuest LLC, 2022
For over four decades, International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) have faced criticism by undergraduate students for their linguistic and teaching abilities. One area of research on ITAs' linguistic abilities focused on their pronunciation and generally revealed non-standard patterns of segmental and suprasegmental features (Anderson-Hsieh et al.,…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Teaching Assistants, Interpersonal Communication, Speech Communication
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Schenck, Andrew – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
Both Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) may have advantages as writing instructors, yet little is known about how they actually influence writing in EFL contexts like South Korea. To address this issue, 76 high proficiency Korean EFL university students from the International Corpus Network…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Teachers, Foreign Countries
Xiaolong Lu – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Formulaic expressions (FEs), such as conventional collocations (e.g., fresh air) and phrases (e.g., take a break), constitute a significant part of language use in our daily lives (Erman & Warren, 2000). FEs are defined as multiword units that holistically represent a single meaning, and they are likely stored and retrieved as unanalyzed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure, Grammar
Kemp, Lisa Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Native-English speaking adults use morphological decomposition to understand complex words (e.g. "farmer" becomes "farm-er"). Whether decomposition is driven by semantic organization is still unclear. It is also unclear whether ESL adults and elementary age children use the same word processing strategies as native speaking…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Morphemes, English, Native Language
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Chen, Yi-Mei – SAGE Open, 2020
Communicative approaches have been a dominant paradigm in foreign/second language teaching since the 1980s. However, they are not widely accepted by teachers in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. The current study adopted an action research approach to study classroom practice in a Taiwanese EFL secondary school, to identify and…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Naismith, Ben; Han, Na-Rae; Juffs, Alan; Hill, Brianna; Zheng, Daniel – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
One commonly used measure of lexical sophistication is the Advanced Guiraud (AG; [9]), whose formula requires frequency band counts (e.g., COCA; [13]). However, the accuracy of this measure is affected by the particular 2000-word frequency list selected as the basis for its calculations [27]. For example, possible issues arise when frequency lists…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Native Speakers
Ling, Wenyi – ProQuest LLC, 2021
This dissertation investigates how English-speaking second language (L2) learners of Mandarin perceive, process and learn Mandarin lexical tones. While most languages use modulations in pitch (intonation) to convey meanings at the phrasal and sentential levels, a number of languages, including Mandarin, also use suprasegmental features such as…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Processing
Maddalena, Sean Romano – 2001
Could corpus analysis be used to solve some of the problems surrounding non-native speakers' understanding of seemingly synonymous words? This research is needed because there is no single universal unified lexical theory that can be applied to the study of semantics or of language as a whole. Instead, there are a variety of views than can be…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Componential Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Databases
Aguinaga Echeverria, Silvia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
It has long been recognized that collocations, or chunks of formulaic language, are essential and frequent in language (Henriksen, 2012; Sinclair, 2004). Therefore they are a crucial part of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Linguistic scholars Pawley y Syder (1983: 192) remark that "in order to know a language, the [second language] (L2)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Language Usage, Speech Acts
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Maher, Kate; King, Jim – Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, 2020
This study looked at multiple forms of silence and nonverbal cues of language anxiety in the foreign language classroom to explore their functions from the perspectives of students. Using the Classroom Oral Participation Scheme (COPS) developed by King (2013), 18 hours of observation produced data on learners' verbal and non-verbal participation…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Anxiety, Second Language Instruction
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Thyab, Rana Abid – Arab World English Journal, 2019
Phrasal verbs are used very regularly in the English language, and native English speakers are found to use phrasal verbs on a daily basis and cannot do without the use of phrasal verbs in everyday communicative situations. However, phrasal verbs in English language teaching as a second/foreign language is almost non-existent. That is, English as…
Descriptors: Verbs, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Tsiola, Anna – ProQuest LLC, 2021
Naturalistic language learning is contextually grounded. When people learn their first (L1) and often their second (L2) language, they do so in various contexts. In this dissertation I examine the effect of various contexts on language development. Part 1 describes the effects of textual, linguistic context in reading. I employed an eye-tracking…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Language Acquisition
Dinh, Truong My Hanh – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This dissertation uses the Conceptual Blending Hypothesis from the socio-cognitive method presented and refined by Kecskes (2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2020) to explain how the lexical choice of bilinguals differs across sociocultural situations. Quantitative (lexical density, lexical diversity, and lexical sophistication) and qualitative (lexical…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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