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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel; Dao, Phung; Dio, Alexandre – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2017
This study investigated the relationship between second language (L2) speakers' success in learning a new morphosyntactic pattern and characteristics of one-on-one learning activities, including opportunities to comprehend and produce the target pattern, receive feedback from an interlocutor, and attend to the meaning of the pattern through self-…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
Risager, Karen – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects. The framework distinguishes between five approaches: national studies,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Textbook Content, Culture, Citizenship Education
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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel – Modern Language Journal, 2016
This study investigated whether second language (L2) speakers' morphosyntactic pattern learning was predicted by their statistical learning and working memory abilities. Across three experiments, Thai English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students (N = 140) were exposed to either the transitive construction in Esperanto (e.g., "tauro…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Artificial Languages, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
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Fonseca-Greber, Bonnie; Reagan, Timothy – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2008
In light of the ongoing attention to standards-based education in U.S. schools and the concern over how to effectively develop literacy skills in a first, let alone a second, language, this article reports on the drafting of the K-16 Student Standards for Learning Esperanto in the United States. Esperanto is ideally suited to aid children in the…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Artificial Languages, Phonemic Awareness, Second Language Learning
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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2013
This study compared the effectiveness of balanced and skewed input at facilitating the acquisition of the transitive construction in Esperanto, characterized by the accusative suffix "-n" and variable word order (SVO, OVS). Thai university students (N = 98) listened to 24 sentences under skewed (one noun with high token frequency) or…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Artificial Languages
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McDonough, Kim; Fulga, Angelica – Language Learning, 2015
Situated within second language (L2) research about the acquisition of morphosyntax, this study investigated English L2 speakers' detection and primed production of a novel construction with morphological and structural features. We report on two experiments with Thai (n = 69) and Farsi (n = 70) English L2 speakers, respectively, carried out an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Language Research, English (Second Language)
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Kimura, Goro Christoph – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
Explores whether a particular humanistic ideology is imminent in Esperanto on the basis of evidence drawn from discussions in Esperanto between Japanese and Koreans about reconciliation between their respective countries. Concludes that, while the convictions of the language's initiative are not universally shared among Esperanto speakers, one may…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Ideology
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Minnaja, Carlo – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2002
Discusses the fifth volume of the "Etimologia Vortaro de Esperanto" (Etymological Dictionary of Esperanto). The dictionary provides not only the etynom of each Esperanto term, but also the etymology of the ethnic language words from which the editor derived the terms in question. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Esperanto, Etymology, Language Planning
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Burns, Matthew K.; Sterling-Turner, Heather E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated the importance of examining the instructional efficiency of academic interventions and has defined efficiency as the number of items learned per instructional minute. Maintenance of the skill is also an important instructional goal, however. Therefore, the current study compared efficiency metrics using initial…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Translation, English, Intervention
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Kelbert, Eugenia – L2 Journal, 2015
Eugene Jolas, the first-time publisher of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1939 / 2012), started his career as a translingual journalist and poet. A French-German bilingual, Jolas acquired English in adolescence, crossing the Atlantic to refashion himself as an American man of letters. A "Man from Babel," as he styles himself in his…
Descriptors: Poetry, Multilingualism, Authors, Immigrants
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Blanke, Detlev – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
This study is intended to facilitate access to the scholarly literature on Interlinguistics and Esperanto by focusing on the myriad sources of material useful to the researcher. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Esperanto, Language Research, Resource Materials, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Pinto, Maria Antonietta; Corsetti, Renato – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2001
Two groups of secondary school students participated in an experiment on the effect of Esperanto instruction on their metalinguistic abilities. The group that studied Esperanto for a full school year achieved better results on independently developed tests of metalinguistic ability in comparison with the control group. Results suggest the teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
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Piron, Claude – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2002
Compares the four international systems of linguistic communication used in the field (systems used in the United Nations, multinationals, the European Union, and Esperanto organizations) on select criteria (e.g., previous government investment). Discusses research that shows unilingual systems (English used alone, Esperanto) are those that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English, Esperanto, International Communication
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Foray, Jennifer L. – History Teacher, 2011
Since its first appearance in 1947, "The Diary of Anne Frank" has been translated into sixty-five different languages, including Welsh, Esperanto, and Faroese. Millions and perhaps even billions of readers, scattered throughout the globe and now spanning multiple generations, are familiar with the life and work of this young Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Audiences, Foreign Countries, Books
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Jones, Kent – 1996
Materials presented here include a variety of resources for teachers of Esperanto: a brief guide to Esperanto teaching, including suggested teacher qualifications, a listing of instructional materials and resources, including serials, with details of publication, activities in preparation for teaching, grade-level class activities, notes on…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Esperanto
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