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Rossiter, Marian J. – Applied Language Learning, 2005
This paper reports a study that investigated the development of second language (L2) communication strategies (code-switching, all-purpose words, word coinage, approximation, and circumlocution) over time. In the study, 8 adult learners in a full-time English as a second language program provided oral narrations of an eight-frame picture story at…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Communication Strategies, Code Switching (Language)
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Hinkel, Eli – Applied Language Learning, 2005
This study analyzes the types and frequencies of hedges and intensifiers employed in NS and NNS academic essays included in a corpus of L1 and L2 student academic texts (745 essays/220,747 words). The overarching goal of this investigation is to focus on these lexical and syntactic features of written discourse because they effectively lend…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Usage, Syntax, Written Language
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Chan, Alice Yin Wa – Applied Language Learning, 2005
Building on the results of a small-scale survey which investigated the general use of dictionaries by university English majors in Hong Kong using a questionnaire survey and their specific use of dictionaries using an error correction task, this article discusses the tactics these students employed and the problems they encountered when using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), English (Second Language)
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Bohn, Mariko T. – Applied Language Learning, 2004
This article examines the influence of Japanese cultural values, beliefs, and educational style on Japanese students learning English as a second language in an American classroom. In contrast to the Japanese students' high motivation to learn English, their classroom behavior and roles reflect their own cultural perspectives rather than the…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Asian Culture, English Language Learners, Cognitive Style
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Carrell, Patricia L.; Dunkel, Patricia A.; Mollaun, Pamela – Applied Language Learning, 2004
With the goal of improving the reliability and validity of tests of English as a foreign language, in particular with respect to the question of whether to allow notetaking on EFL/ESL computer-based listening comprehension tests, the present study examined the effects on ESL listening comprehension of notetaking (allowed or disallowed) in relation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Notetaking
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Byon, Andrew Sangpil – Applied Language Learning, 2004
American KFL (Korean as a foreign language) students' communicative success depends to a large extent on their ability to express interpersonal meanings with target-language resources. However, information regarding how KFL students acquire, or fail to learn linguistic politeness through classroom learning is scarce. The nature of this study is…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Korean, Pragmatics
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McGarry, Richard – Applied Language Learning, 2004
This study examines the pedagogical and pragmatic motives behind error correction both in classroom contexts and in everyday conversation among native Spanish-speaking English teachers in Costa Rica. Survey and interview data are analyzed and discussed in terms of participants' attitudes toward correction of errors in L1 and L2 in various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Leow, Ronald P.; Egi, Takako; Nuevo, Ana Maria; Tsai, Ya-Chin – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Leow (2001a) employed concurrent data elicitation procedures (think aloud protocols) to investigate the benefits of textual enhancement, premised on the roles of attention and awareness (noticing), in second/foreign language (L2) learning. The present study follows this methodological approach to further investigate these benefits in addition to…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Linguistic Input
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Barcroft, Joe – Applied Language Learning, 2003
This study examined input enhancement and second language (L2) vocabulary learning while exploring the role of "distinctiveness," the degree to which an item in the input diverges from the form in which other items in the input are presented, with regard to the nature and direction of the effects of enhancement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Spanish, Measures (Individuals)
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Derwing, Tracey M.; Rossiter, Marian J. – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Identified changes in 48 nonnative speakers' (NNSs) pronunciation over a period of 12 weeks as a result of the type of instruction they received--global, segmental, and no specific pronunciation instruction. Implications for pronunciation instruction are drawn from the results. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Fluency, Pronunciation, Second Language Instruction
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McCollum, Daniel L. – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Measured self-efficacy and learning goal orientation in the foreign language learning domain. Investigated relationships between self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, and foreign language achievement. Students studying German at Pennsylvania State University completed the new instrument--the Measure of Foreign Language Achievement (MOFLAP).…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Objectives, German
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Sasaki, Yoshinori; Hayakawa, Harumi – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Two studies clarified instructional effects of review quizzes as part of assessment. In one, a survey instrument was administered to Japanese college students, inquiring if they would like to have quizzes as part of assessment. In the second, a different set of students in the following year's Japanese course were allowed to choose whether they…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Woytak, Lidia – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Describes a personal vision of the National Museum of Language. Envisions it as a place dedicated to the preservation of U.S. language heritage and as a place where every American can find information and Inspiration on all language matters. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Languages, Museums, Second Languages
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Smith, Patrick H.; Leon, Natalia Martinez – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Responds to Robert Kaplan's discussion of language teaching and language policy presented in a earlier article. Special attention is given to the idea that attempts to modify the use of Spanish in the United States should pay greater attention to conditions in Latin America. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Public Policy
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Wong, Wynne – Applied Language Learning, 2003
The study set out to investigate how textual enhancement (TE) as a form of input enhancement and increasing the comprehensibility of input via simplified input (SI) might impact adult L2 French learners' acquisition of the past participle agreement in relative clauses and their comprehension of three texts in which the target forms were embedded.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, French, Second Language Learning, Comprehension
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