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Bruton, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This analysis evaluates the receptive tests of targeted lexical knowledge in the written medium, which are typically used in empirical research into lexical acquisition from reading foreign/second language texts. Apart from the types of second language cues or prompts, and the language of the responses, the main issues revolve around: (a) the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Bengeleil, Nazmia F.; Paribakht, T. Sima – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article reports on an introspective study that examined the effect of EFL learners' L2 reading proficiency on their L2 lexical inferencing while reading an English expository text. The knowledge sources and contextual cues they used in the process, the level of success they achieved, and their rate of learning and retention of the inferred…
Descriptors: Cues, Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), College Students
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The use of graphics for teaching the structure of the target language is examined as an extension of the traditional use of graphics to teach vocabulary and text comprehension. The concept is illustrated with examples from several languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Diagrams, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Presents a typology of comic strips and suggests some ways of using the comics in the second language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Classification, Comics (Publications), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Paribakht, T. Sima; Wesche, Marjorie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Presents a classification scheme for reading-related exercises advocated in English-as-a-Foreign-Language textbooks. The scheme proposes a hierarchy of the degree and type of mental processing required by various vocabulary exercises. The categories of classification are selective attention, recognition, manipulation, interpretation and…
Descriptors: Classification, College Students, English (Second Language), Pilot Projects
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Seguin, Hubert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
Problems in teaching French verb conjugation are traced to problems in morphological classification systems, and a new, descriptive approach using seven criteria is described and illustrated. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Techniques, French, Morphology (Languages)
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Marrie, Barbara; Netten, Joan E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
A study investigated the communication strategies used by successful and less successful early French immersion learners by analysis of the use of 10 specific communication strategies. Results show effective communicators used virtually all strategies, with more achievement than reduction strategies; less effective communicators used fewer…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Classification, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Education
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Brunet, Jean-Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Onomatopoeia is overlooked in many French grammar courses but plays a key role in everyday speech. Classification according to the feelings communicated stresses their importance. Students enjoy learning the sounds produced by animals in a second language and discovering the abundance of onomatopoeia in songs, commercials, comic books, and slang.…
Descriptors: Advertising, Classification, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)
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Shearwood, Perry – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A taxonomy of the forms of literacy found in the Northwest Territories is proposed. The forms include Biblical, pragmatic vernacular, high vernacular, schooled vernacular, pragmatic English language, and essayist literacy. General and specific literacy functions, addressor-addressee relationships, and typical message form and script are noted for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classification, Dialects, English