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Barghamadi, Maryam; Rogers, James; Muller, Amanda – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2022
Knowledge of multi-word units (MWUs) helps facilitate communicative fluency, and research on them has gained more and more attention in recent years concerning teaching methods and designing materials for second language (L2) acquisition. Incidental and intentional vocabulary learning are two dominant approaches to acquiring MWUs. In lexical…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Phrase Structure, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Dizon, Gilbert – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2022
Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has grown to become one of the most trafficked online platforms in the world. Accordingly, second language (L2) research interest on the topic has also increased, with studies investigating its use in formal and informal settings. Given this, the goal of this conceptual paper is to identify patterns within L2…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Yeh, Aiden – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled the latest surge of anti-Asian hate. Raising Taiwanese university students' awareness about the dangers of racism has never been more important. This study draws on a class activity about media discourse, particularly on the representations of xenophobia and other forms of intolerance toward Asians during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Attitudes
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da Costa, Dinis Fernando – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Since 2002, which marks the end of the Civil War in Angola, a large multilingual and multicultural workforce from various corners of the world has entered the Angolan education system. This paper investigates language barriers experienced in the classroom of Spanish speaking lecturers by Portuguese speaking students. The study focuses on a group…
Descriptors: Barriers, Romance Languages, Spanish Speaking, College Faculty
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Barry, Shane – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Self-efficacy, the system of beliefs that individuals possess which enables them to exercise control and actions when faced with a specific task, is an essential component to language learning, as it has the potential to promote the self-regulatory capacity required for successful language acquisition and performance. One way in which…
Descriptors: Irish, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Metacognition
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Sun, Hanzhong; Fang, Shaohua – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
There has been a plethora of studies investigating the effect of semantic relatedness on second language (L2) word learning.However, most prior studies failed to control for the lexical properties of target words, which may be responsible for the mixed results yielded. This study, therefore, sets out to revisit this issue by controlling for L1…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ho, Debbie Guan Eng; Henry, Alex – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Genre studies on the job cover letter (letter of application) have focused mainly on linguistic analyses of the genre in terms of the generic structure and linguistic strategies commonly used by applicants. These studies have taken the view that the cover letter was an open-ended opportunity for favourable self-promotion. However, to date no study…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Web Sites, Recruitment, Personnel Selection
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Sanosi, Abdulaziz; Abdalla, Mohamed – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study aimed to examine the potentials of the NLP approach in detecting discourse markers (DMs), namely okay, in transcribed spoken data. One hundred thirty-eight concordance lines were presented to human referees to judge the functions of okay in them as a DM or Non-DM. After that, the researchers used a Python script written according to the…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Programming Languages, Accuracy
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Tasçi, Samet; Öztürk, Yusuf – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Post-predicate that clauses are one of the indicators of evaluative language which shows the attitude, position, and personal evaluation of the writers in academic discourse. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the distribution and frequently used controlling verbs of post-predicate that clauses controlled by verb (VTHAT) in academic…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Verbs
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Szczesniak, Konrad; Sitter, Hanna – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
We propose a previously unexamined factor instrumental in learning vocabulary accounting for the differences between learning a native and a foreign language: the development of critical thinking in adolescence. We hypothesize that the difficulties experienced in foreign vocabulary development result from the learner's readiness to question new…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Memory
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Ng, Elaine – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
By looking beyond their written products into what they do as they write, this mixed methods study offers insights into the writing process of writers who have mastered one language and those who have mastered two. It investigates the cognitive effects of bilingualism and biliteracy on the writing processes of years ten and eleven Sydney high…
Descriptors: Literacy, Monolingualism, Bilingualism, High School Students
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Peters, Hugues – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This is a secondary research discussion paper on the issue of non-conforming gender-inclusivity or neutrality in foreign language teaching of gender-based languages. Australian universities welcome increasingly diverse populations of students. One source of diversity among the student population is characterised by the notion of gendered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, LGBTQ People, Gender Issues
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Lochland, Paul – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This paper investigates the phonology of L2 speech and its impact on intelligibility in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) contexts. Many studies have considered speaker-related characteristics, such as speech styles and pronunciation features, that influence the intelligibility of L2 speech for both nonnative speakers (NNS) and native speakers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Classification
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Demir, Cüneyt – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
Translation aims to transmit the original tone of the source text both syntactically and semantically accurate without losing the intent of a message. However, some syntactic considerations such as cases may pose a problem particularly if the source and target texts belong to different language typologies. Accordingly, this study investigated the…
Descriptors: Turkish, English (Second Language), Translation, Language Processing
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Saito, Akihiro – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The aim of this study was to understand adult learners' strategy use in foreign language learning. It also explored how such strategy use relates to learners' sense of self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, and language proficiency. Two questionnaires were administered to obtain data from 90 education majors in a Japanese university. Differences…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Self Efficacy
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