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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
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Icht, Michal; Mama, Yaniv – Language Teaching Research, 2022
The Production Effect (PE) is a memory phenomenon, referring to memory advantage for produced items (read aloud) over non-produced items (read silently). Since vocalizing shows consistent memory benefits, it has been suggested as a mnemonic that can be used to assist vocabulary learning. The present study investigated the PE in L2 vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Memory
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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
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 – 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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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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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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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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Burns, Matthew K.; Boice, Christina H. – School Psychology Review, 2009
The current study replicated MacQuarrie, Tucker, Burns, and Hartman (2002) with a sample of 20 students who had been identified with a disability and had an IQ score that was between 1 and 3 standard deviations below the normative mean. Each student was taught 27 words from the Esperanto International Language with the following conditions: (a)…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Intelligence Quotient, Correlation, Vocabulary Development
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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
Johnson, Kade Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
High opportunities to respond (OTR) have been touted as being a key factor in a popular and effective drill procedure called incremental rehearsal (IR). However, IR has also been criticized because it takes more instructional time than other drill procedures and can be less time efficient. The current study compared the effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Sight Vocabulary, Word Recognition, Artificial Languages, Retention (Psychology)
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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
Tonkin, Humphrey; Fettes, Mark – 1996
The history and development of research on Esperanto, a language created for universal communication, are reviewed. Discussion begins with the early context and intellectual tradition of efforts to create a universal language and proceeds to the creation of an Esperanto community and the context in which it operates currently. Expansion of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
Tonkin, Humphrey – 1975
Relatively few studies have been made of the history of the international language Esperanto, although materials for its study are fairly complete. As a linguistic phenomenon, that is, a language in continuous use for almost a century but without national roots, it has also had little systematic study, though a considerable literature on the…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, International Relations, Language Attitudes, Language Research
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