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Karatas, Tuçe Öztürk; Okan, Zuhal – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
High-stakes tests are often introduced to bring about change on educational practices and thus lead to pedagogical reform. The Field Knowledge Test (FKT) for teacher candidates of English in Turkey is an example of such an attempt. This study aims to giving voice to English language teacher educators and student teachers to view the FKT critically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers
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Çeçen, Sevdeger; Tülüce, Hande Serdar – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated World Englishes from the perspectives of non-native pre-service teachers in Turkey. More specifically, the study explored how EFL pre-service teachers evaluated speakers from different countries of origin, representing the different circle in Kachru's (1985) model, either positively or negatively. To elicit their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Demir, Dursun; Genç, Ayten – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Turkey has hosted many international students from various countries in recent years. After learning Turkish in Turkish language teaching centers of the universities, these students move onto their undergraduate or graduate studies at different departments where they are required to use Turkish in all academic skills without reservation. The aim…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Turkish, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Aydin, Burcu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study examines the cognitive processes underlying the comprehension of L2 idiomatic expressions by using two different visual instructional techniques -- pictorial representation of literal meanings versus pictorial representation of figurative meanings of each idiomatic expression -- considering two settings (EFL vs. ESL), two different…
Descriptors: Language Processing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Patterns
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Sanal, Merve; Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Conceptual socialization refers to the process second/foreign language learners go through to transform their conceptual system so as "to fit the functional needs of the new language and culture" (Kecskes, 2002, p. 157). Therefore, the present study examined Turkish EFL learners' conceptual socialization by analyzing the similarities and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Acts
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Demirkol, Tuba – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study was conducted as a twofold investigation. Firstly, it focused on refusal strategies and modification tools employed by a group of Turkish EFL learners. Secondly, it aimed to compare the content of data collected via two different data collection tools popular in interlanguage pragmatics research: Discourse Completion Task and open role…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Task Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Noprianto, Eko; Purnawarman, Pupung – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Vocabulary Learning Strategies and knowledge of affixes have long been considered to have influence on learners' vocabulary learning. However, how they relate to each other seems to have drawn little attention. This current study was intended to explore the frequency of vocabulary learning strategies used by Indonesian high school students, to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Okyar, Hatice; Çakir, Abdulhamit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Deveci, Tanju – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Language used to report research findings and put forward arguments is at the heart of effective communication with readers. To this end, scholars use a variety of stylistic features. One of these is variety in language, which includes structures, lexis, and organization markers. Although much research has been conducted on these aspects, a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Köksal, Dinçay; Tercan, Gülsah – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
There is a significant effect of learners' perceptions on educational setting as the active participants of the learning process are learners. In this respect, revealing students' perceptions contributes to the improvement of learning and teaching. With this in mind, this study aimed to investigate English Language Teaching (ELT) students'…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Tuncer, Hülya; Turhan, Burcu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
In today's world, the great demand for using English entails language users to be pragmatically competent so that they could adapt themselves to differing requirements of various contexts. Within those contexts, some factors such as the culture of the target language, the speech act used in the interaction, status and gender of the interlocutors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Demirezen, Mehmet – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This research aims to explore the ability of English majors to identify the four basic types of sentences. English language has four types of sentences, each kind of sentence for different kinds of messages. Sentences are combinations of words that express complete thoughts. Sentences are basic building blocks of writing and communication;…
Descriptors: Identification, Sentences, Writing Skills, Sentence Structure
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Bayram, Ilknur; Canaran, Özlem – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the English Preparatory Program (EPP) offered at the Department of Foreign Languages (DFL) at an English-medium foundation university in Turkey during 2017-18 academic year to discover the strengths and weaknesses of the program. Participants of the study were 241 students and 26 teachers. The data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Evaluation
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Gülden, Bahadir; Kaplan, Kadir – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The cultural elements are significant for native language teaching, so it is unavoidable that the Turkish textbooks include cultural elements. The aim of the research is to determine the presence of intangible cultural heritage elements in the visual materials (painting, photography etc.) in the secondary school 6th grade Turkish language…
Descriptors: Turkish, Textbooks, Cultural Traits, Native Language Instruction
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Kozikoglu, Ishak; Babacan, Nuri – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
The technology has entered our life day by day and the effects of this are felt in English language teaching and learning, as well as it does in the education. This study aims to investigate the relationship between Turkish EFL teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) skills and attitudes towards technology. This research also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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