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Zhang, Zheng; Bergen, Leon; Paunov, Alexander; Ryskin, Rachel; Gibson, Edward – Cognitive Science, 2023
The quantifier "some" often elicits a scalar implicature during comprehension: "Some of today's letters have checks inside" is often interpreted to mean that not all of today's letters have checks inside. In previous work, Goodman and Stuhlmüller (G&S) proposed a model that predicts that this implicature should depend on…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Pragmatics, Speech Acts, Listening Comprehension
Lin, Grace Hui Chin – Online Submission, 2022
Based on poetry translation and cross-cultural interpretation Strategies, this book has been completed to demonstrate poem interpretation from English to Mandarin. It briefly introduces various significant English poets and their well-known poetries. In fact, poetry translating is an attracting academic task that many English majors would like to…
Descriptors: Poetry, Translation, English, Mandarin Chinese
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Dagtan, Emrullah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2023
A large body of research has been conducted on the requests employed by monolingual children, whilst knowledge about the requests uttered by bilingual children has remained scarce. To address this issue, this paper, for the first time in the literature, focuses on the request strategies and purposes employed by preschool children bilingual in…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children
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Shetye, Shamini – Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2023
Second language development can be viewed as a complex and dynamic process in which learners follow non-linear trajectories and develop their language over a period of time (Larsen-Freeman, 2006). Intrinsic to the view of Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST), a system is composed of hierarchical, interdependent subcomponents (learner, learner…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research
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Massaro, Abby – Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2023
From a complex dynamic systems (CDST) perspective, language is understood as a dynamic system comprised of subsystems that change and develop over time in response to learner-internal and -external factors (Verspoor et al., 2008). Accordingly, language development is seen as a process responsive to the dynamic interaction between the learner and…
Descriptors: Generalization, Interlanguage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sreeja, V. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Babu English is arguably one of the most popular varieties of Indian English and ironically the least studied too. An attempt to define the variety lands one in a mushy land of definitions that are untenable. It has been described variously by different scholars while German linguist Schuchardt classifies it as a pidgin, Kachru defines it as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Variation, Interlanguage, Foreign Countries
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Li-Shih Huang – Journal of Education, 2024
From November 2015 to October 2020, Canada had welcomed 44,620 Syrian refugees to more than 350 communities across the country. In 2019, it further surpassed the United States and Australia in the number of refugees settled. Lacking the necessary language skills for living and working in a new country is one of the most critical barriers refugees…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Refugees
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Rees, Simon; Kind, Vanessa; Newton, Douglas – Research in Science Education, 2021
Students commonly find specialist scientific language problematic. This study investigated developments in chemical language usage by six "non-traditional" students over the course of 1 to 4 years. The students participated in semi-structured interviews and were asked to explain specific chemical scenarios. Interviews were transcribed…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Vocabulary Development, Language Usage
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White, Lydia – Language Teaching, 2022
Research on second language (L2) acquisition in the generative tradition (GenSLA) addresses the nature of interlanguage competence, examining the roles of Universal Grammar, the mother tongue and the input in shaping the acquisition, representation and use of second languages. This field is sometimes dismissed by applied linguists as irrelevant…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Grammar, Language Universals, Linguistic Theory
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Kyle Perkins; Lawrence Jun Zhang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2024
The effect of first language transfer on second language acquisition and learning has been a major theoretical concept in second language research and pedagogy since the 1950s. In order to give a historical perspective, the authors offer a brief presentation of some of the major topics from the broad spectrum of issues that have been examined by…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Contrastive Linguistics
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Hermas, Abdelkader – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
This study investigates the acquisition of genericity in L2 French and L3 English. While some exponents become generic by assembling morphological, syntactic and discursive cues, definite singular nominals additionally require the well-established kind restriction. It is a pragmatic and language-specific constraint. The participants are L1 Arabic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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Vakhitova, Tanzilya; Kuzembayeva, Gulzhana; Yergazina, Aliya; Zhumakhanova, Anargul; Khayrullina, Raysa – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2022
A cross-cultural investigation of lacunae contributes to successful intercultural communication, helping in achieving mutual understanding between cultures and solving communication problems between different nations. This study is aimed at identifying and classifying lexical lacunae in the kinship terminologies of the Russian and Kazakh…
Descriptors: Russian, Turkic Languages, Contrastive Linguistics, Intercultural Communication
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Stenberg-Sirén, Jenny; Vincze, László; Henning-Lindblom, Anna – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2023
Adapting the propositions and concepts of ethnolinguistic identity theory, the present paper examined the interactive effects of identification with English, interlanguage boundary, and the perceived ethnolinguistic vitality of English on mobilising efforts towards English, and competitive efforts against English as a third language among young…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Finno Ugric Languages, Swedish
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Jayeon Lim; Misun Seo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2023
This study examined how Korean EFL learners in different proficiency levels attest contrasts of L2 phonology. To this end, twenty Korean EFL learners in high and low levels of English proficiency produced words with word-final contrasts of /[esh]/ vs. /[esh]i/, /t[esh]/ vs. /t[esh]i/, and /d[ezh]/ vs. /d[ezh]i/. Acoustic analyses of lexical vs.…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aljumah, Fahad Hamad – English Language Teaching, 2020
Research shows many problems and ambiguities of second language acquisition (SLA), which have made learners and readers worldwide unsatisfied. Therefore, this study attempts to highlight theories and research that have comprehensive explanations of the problems and ambiguities of second language acquisition, which learners of English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, English (Second Language), History
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