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Viswanathan, Usha – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2019
This study explores the relationship between Core French teachers' beliefs and their instructional practices. In the literature, contextual elements, as well as the compatibility between teacher beliefs and second language teaching approaches such as communicative language teaching (CLT) have been regularly cited as key factors contributing to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, French
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Lam, Yvonne – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
This study examines how adult second language learners acquire the different meanings of the Spanish preposition "a". Cognitive linguistic models predict that spatial meanings are acquired first, as they are conceptually basic and are the source from which other meanings derive via natural cognitive mechanisms such as metaphor and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Learning style matching is a neglected factor that may affect the complex process of second language (L2) incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. The purpose of the current study is to investigate whether there is any difference in L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition and retention through reading when learners' perceptual learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Incidental Learning
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Gutiérrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
The usefulness of explicit knowledge of the second language is a matter of controversy in the field of second language acquisition. In this regard, it has been argued that explicit representations might be useful for some structures but not for others (R. Ellis, 2006; Roehr & Gánem-Gutiérrez, 2009). The goal of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Verbs
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Arnott, Stephanie; Brogden, Lace Marie; Faez, Farahnaz; Péguret, Muriel; Piccardo, Enrica; Rehner, Katherine; Taylor, Shelley K.; Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
This article proposes a research agenda for future inquiry into the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in the plurilingual Canadian context. Drawing on data collected from a research forum hosted by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers in 2014, as well as a detailed analysis of Canadian empirical studies and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Standards, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Enkin, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
The maze task is a psycholinguistic experimental procedure that measures real-time incremental sentence processing. The task has recently been tested as a language learning tool with promising results. Therefore, the present study examines the merits of a contextualized version of this task: the story maze. The findings are consistent with…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Psycholinguistics, English, Spanish
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Santos, Denise; Silva, Gláucia – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2015
This article discusses perceptions of and performance in listening by a group of heritage and non-heritage learners of Portuguese. Our data include a survey containing background information and perceptions about listening, two listening tasks and a post-task self-report on how learners arrived at their answers. Quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Scores
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Lappin-Fortin, Kerry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
Few studies have compared the written competency of French immersion students and their core French peers, and research on these learners at a postsecondary level is even scarcer. My corpus consists of writing samples from 255 students from both backgrounds beginning a university course in French language. The writing proficiency of core French…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Senoo, Yasuko; Yonemoto, Kazuhiro – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
The role and importance of reading in second language vocabulary learning have been discussed by many researchers because of the richness and variety of vocabulary in written texts compared to oral discourse (Horst, 2005; Nation, 2001). However, despite the recent increase of studies in this field, there are very few studies focusing on…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Reading Skills
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Poupore, Glen – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
This study investigates the influence of content-related conditions on adult second language learners' task motivation during interactive tasks. It also aims to identify what is referred to as interestingness conditions within task content, that is, elements that are intrinsically interesting to most individuals. The investigation was conducted…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Student Motivation, Adult Students
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Dich, Nadya; Pedersen, Bo – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2013
The study explores first language (L1) influences on the mechanisms of spelling in English as a foreign language (EFL). We hypothesized that the transparency of L1 orthography influences (a) the amount of hesitation associated with spelling irregular English words, and (b) the size of units EFL spellers operate. Participants were adult speakers of…
Descriptors: Spelling, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Native Language
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Douglas, Scott Roy – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2013
This study builds on previous work exploring reading and listening lexical thresholds (Nation, 2006; Laufer & Ravenhorst-Kalovski, 2010; Schmitt, Jiang, & Grabe, 2011) in order to investigate productive vocabulary targets that mark successful entry-level undergraduate writing. Papers that passed the Effective Writing Test (EWT) were chosen…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Novices, English for Academic Purposes, Curriculum Development
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Cai, Wei; Lee, Benny P. H. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2012
This study examines strategies (inferencing and ignoring) and knowledge sources (semantics, morphology, paralinguistics, etc.) that second language learners of English use to process unfamiliar words in listening comprehension and whether the use of strategies or knowledge sources relates to successful text comprehension or word comprehension.…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Paralinguistics, Semantics, Learning Strategies
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Santoro, Maurizio – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2012
In this paper, I investigate the phenomenon of morphological variability in the production of Italian determiners, descriptive adjectives, and direct object pronouns by adult English learners of Italian to determine whether morphological errors are the result of computational or representational difficulties. Second language acquisitionists do…
Descriptors: Italian, Form Classes (Languages), Morphology (Languages), Interlanguage
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Gutierrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2012
Implicit and explicit knowledge of the second language (L2) are two central constructs in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in obtaining valid and reliable measures of L2 learners' implicit and explicit knowledge (e.g., Bowles, 2011; R. Ellis, 2005). The purpose of the present study…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Language Research
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