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Kartal, Galip; Uner, Seda – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigates the effects of conceptual metaphors on Turkish EFL learners' acquisition of phrasal verbs. The participants were 120 beginner, elementary, and pre-intermediate level students. The research follows a pre and post-test quasi-experimental research design. The students were assigned to proficiency levels according to their…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs, Language Tests
Nan Yang – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The relationship between language and thought has fascinated us for centuries. The relationship between the two is far beyond what the two words represent on the literal level, and the discussions around it have been covered in various fields from philosophy and psychology to linguistics. Even complicating the situation, the relationship between…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Chansongkhro, Natthamon; Sukying, Apisak – Journal of Education and Learning, 2023
This study examined Thai senior high school EFL learners' receptive and productive knowledge of English polysemous phrasal verbs. The research employed the framework developed by Garnier and Schmitt (2015), which is the most widely acknowledged and functional concept of English polysemous phrasal verb knowledge. A battery of tests measuring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Receptive Language
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Badem, Nebahat; Simsek, Tugba – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2021
This quantitative study aims to reveal the most frequently used phrasal verbs (PVs) by L1 speakers of English and Turkish EFL learners in written and spoken registers. With the purpose of spotting any overuse and/or underuse by Turkish EFL learners, it compares their usage to L1 English speakers' through four corpora -- two learner corpora and two…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Contrastive Linguistics
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Liao, Fei-Hsuan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The issue of phrasal verb learning has caused much discussion and attracted vigorous investigation. Inspired by the theory of conceptual metaphor, a pedagogical experiment was conducted to investigate whether an approach focussing on sense extension of particle "out" in terms of conceptual metaphors can enhance the learning of phrasal…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Native Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs
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Roohani, Ali; Heidari Vincheh, Maryam – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2023
Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), which provides access to learning without the constraints of place and time, is worthy of exploration for pedagogical purposes. Given the use of gaming applications and social media as potential instructional methods for MALL, this study investigated the effect of these two methods, along with traditional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Game Based Learning
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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – Education 3-13, 2020
Researchers and language teachers have become increasingly aware of the importance of multi-word items in developing fluency and sounding native-like in English. Nevertheless, understanding and using English phrasal verbs can be challenging and limiting for learners in an EFL environment; offering opportunities to maximise their use of phrasal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Comprehension
Girgin, Ufuk – Online Submission, 2019
The current study aims to explore the perceptions of 55 Turkish EFL student teachers towards using corpus-based materials in English phrasal-prepositional verb learning. It also explores gender-based differences and similarities towards using such materials in the learning of English phrasal-prepositional verbs. To do so, the study adopted a mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Girgin, Ufuk – Online Submission, 2019
The current study aims to explore the perceptions of 55 Turkish EFL student teachers towards using corpus-based materials in English phrasal-prepositional verb learning. It also explores gender-based differences and similarities towards using such materials in the learning of English phrasal-prepositional verbs. To do so, the study adopted a mixed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to recognize the level of pragma-linguistic difficulties Iraqi EFL university learners face when handling phrasal verbs. Despite the fact that phrasal verbs are easy to understand by native speakers of English, non-native speakers usually encounter some difficulties in understanding the meaning of a phrasal verb…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phrase Structure, Verbs, English (Second Language)
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Moghadam, Fatemeh Sadat Alavi; Farahani, Fatemeh – Journal of English Teaching, 2020
The present study aimed at investigating the impact of the concurrent group dynamic assessment on the learning of phrasal verbs at a productive level. The participants of the study were 30 EFL learners at an intermediate level of language proficiency. The participants' productive knowledge of the phrasal verbs was measured before and after the…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Takimoto, Masahiro – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2023
Background: Japanese EFL learners often fail to identify and categorise the different degrees of certainty associated with CERTAIN, PROBABLE, and POSSIBLE items. This computer-mediated study evaluated the relative effects of animated versus static illustrations on stimulating the spatial concept of distance for the acquisition of this knowledge.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
DerKhachadourian, Liza – Online Submission, 2019
EFL textbooks, academic material, and language proficiency tests include phrasal verbs. However, many Lebanese high-school EFL learners reflect unfamiliarity with phrasal verbs and tend to avoid them in their language production. To this end, a twofold research was conducted. First, a corpus linguistics analysis of the Lebanese national EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, High School Students, Verbs
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Teng, Mark Feng – Language Learning Journal, 2020
This study measured the effectiveness of three tasks (cloze, editing and writing) on the learning of phrasal verbs for students learning English as a foreign language (EFL). A total of 72 low-to-intermediate EFL learners were recruited. This study employed pre- and post-test designs. The performance of the learners who completed the three tasks…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Metacognition, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Qin, Wenjuan; Zhang, Xizi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2023
In successful writing development, English as a foreign language (EFL) learners not only need to acquire grammatical complexity (GC) features but also know when and how to use them flexibly across communicative contexts, known as register flexibility. The present study, guided by the sociocultural theory of language learning, examines descriptive…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition), Grammar
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