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Martínez-Hernández, Ana-Isabel; Bellés-Fortuño, Begoña – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
The inclusion of students with disabilities in the education system results in content or assessment accommodations to suit the students' special needs and to ensure they have acquired the objectives listed in the curriculum. In this paper, we aim at proposing different ways to accommodate a university English language test to a partially blind…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Needs
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García-Avello, Macarena – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
This article examines the evolution of the borderlands as an organizing trope by focusing on how the transcendence beyond cultural nationalist perspectives traces the shift from Chicano/a to Latinx discourses. In order to address this issue, I will analyse two twenty-first-century Latinx texts that delve into the intricate ways in which…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Political Issues, Social Influences, Economic Factors
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Baran-Lucarz, Malgorzata; Lee, Jang Ho – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
Empirical research shows that language anxiety has a detrimental effect on foreign language learning and its use. Several studies suggest that anxiety related to mastering and using foreign languages is skill-specific. This study examined pronunciation anxiety and attempted to determine its significant correlates. The included factors ranged from…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Native Speakers
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Ebrahimi, Alireza Barouni – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
Derivational knowledge is associated with writing and speaking skills. These skills are essential for EFL students who express themselves in oral presentations or written assignments. Therefore, diagnostic measurement of productive derivational knowledge is of vital importance, especially in regard to the most frequent 1,000 word families that…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Bondar, Vladimir – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
In the current study, data from A Corpus of English Dialogues (1560-1760) are used to consider contexts with the have-perfect and temporal adverbs of the definite past time such as yesterday, last night, ago. Data analysis is conducted within the framework of a usage-based approach, which gives evidence to the hypothesis that in Early Modern…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English, Form Classes (Languages), Pragmatics
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Lázaro-Ibarrola, Amparo; Villarreal, Izaskun – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
Studies on multi-stage writing tasks with adults and children have shown that model texts and task repetition aid language acquisition, especially when learners work in collaboration. However, these studies have not included measures of task motivation, which is vital in young learners (YLs) and could help develop a more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sobkowiak, Pawel – International Journal of English Studies, 2021
The qualitative research reported in this article investigated whether and to what extent students' intercultural competence is developed in the English language classroom at the secondary education level in Poland. In interviews teachers demonstrated their positive attitudes toward intercultural teaching and decent knowledge of the issue.…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Luque Agulló, Gloria – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
This study attempts to reveal whether there is unintentional reverse transfer L2[right arrow]L1 (English-Spanish) in the oral L1 production of university learners in formal contexts. The languages used by learners influence each other, and this transfer may occur from the first to the second language ("direct transfer"), or from the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Valverde Zambrana, José María – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to assess the most commonly used L2 learning strategies, especially those of communicative type, of undergraduate students and how these strategies are related to their language performance. Additionally, this study also aims to examine the effect of gender on the type of strategies they use and how this fact affects…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Second Language Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Learning Strategies
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Azpilicueta-Martínez, Raúl – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The benefits of task-based interaction in Second Language Learning (SLL) have been made increasingly evident in the literature. However, unlike adult studies, only recently has interaction research on EFL children grown in popularity. Most children-based research has focused primarily on Negotiation of Meaning, while other age-related aspects,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Age Differences
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Riestra-Camacho, Rocío – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
Equine fiction is an established genre in the English juvenile literary canon. Current works in the field appeal to adolescent readers thanks to their interface between classic motifs of vintage and contemporary forms of equine narratives. Performing a close reading of selected passages in Miranda Kenneally's "Racing Savannah" (2013),…
Descriptors: Social Class, Adolescent Literature, Animals, Content Analysis
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Martín Tévar, Jesús – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The objectives of this study are to elicit perceptions that Chinese users of English have towards a selection of world English varieties; to determine the effects of speaker gender and visual primes (ethnic faces) on perceptions; and also to reveal how these two factors interact with each other. In the present experiment, 278 respondents were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Tyrkkö, Jukka – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
The standardisation process of English spelling largely came to its conclusion during the Early Modern period. While the progress of standardisation has been studied in both printed and manuscript texts, few studies have looked at these processes side by side, especially focusing on the same genre of writing and by using corpora that are…
Descriptors: Spelling, Language Planning, Standards, English
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Pacheco-Franco, Marta; Calle-Martín, Javier – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
This paper presents a corpus-driven analysis of the linguistic competition between the suffixes "-our"/"-or" in Early Modern English. It is conceived as a state of the art to provide an explanation of the development and distribution of these competing suffixes in Early Modern English. The study is based on the distribution of…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Computational Linguistics, English, Spelling
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Rutkowska, Hanna – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
This study aims at contributing to the discussion on the role of the early printers in the regularisation and standardisation of the English spelling. It assesses the degree of early printers' (in)consistency concerning morphological spelling, in particular the spelling of third person singular present tense (indicative) inflectional endings of…
Descriptors: Spelling, Books, Morphology (Languages), Standards
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