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Göçen, Gökçen – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Learning a foreign language includes learning vocabulary together with grammar rules and using language skills by means of them. Words are presented to learners through teachers and coursebooks in educational processes. Yet, it is not possible to teach all the words through lessons, so learners are expected to become independent vocabulary…
Descriptors: Turkish, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Vocabulary Development
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Yürük, Nurcihan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Pronunciation is one of the main problems in language teaching and learning and it gets little attention. Most of students underestimate the importance of pronunciation considering that pronunciation is less important than other aspects of language. Many researchers investigated the weakness of pronunciation among students in all stages. However,…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Pronunciation Instruction, Computer Software, Pretests Posttests
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Peaci, Davut – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Scholars have given little attention to testing's influence on the outcomes of university English preparatory programs (UEPP). Variations on the two main classifications of writing evaluation, the holistic and the analytic were examined. The objectives were to identify the assumptions for inclusion of writing in UEPPs, analyze the skills and…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Kuan-Chung; Tseng, Ming-Yu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Many studies investigated metaphors in news; however, few of them focused specifically on headlines. By investigating metaphors in 133 collected NBA news headlines written in Chinese, this paper analyzes the creativity in them. Conceptual Metaphor Theory, including conceptual metonymy, is adopted to discuss creative linguistic metaphors and their…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Language Usage, Linguistic Theory, Verbs
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Aktan-Erciyes, Asli – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The present study investigated the longitudinal effects of early exposure to L2-English on L1-Turkish language competence, narrative skills and executive functioning. We asked whether early immersion-like exposure to L2, starting around 3 years of age, would have reflections on L1 competence, L1 narrative skills and gains in cognitive flexibility.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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Solhi, Mehdi; Eginli, Ilknur – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
While there is general agreement among learners, teachers, and scholars that constructive feedback on writing is necessary to revision, there are fewer consensuses on how feedback should be given, when, by whom, and what sort of feedback is most effective (Weigle, 2014). Providing feedback on writing is generally categorized into three types:…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Oral Language
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Çakir, Sinan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The present study focuses on long distance scrambling and operator movement from embedded clauses to sentence initial position in Turkish. It proposes that the scrambling of the arguments out of the complement clauses is possible due to the fact that such phrases move cyclically through phases in Turkish. It is also asserted that the adjuncts that…
Descriptors: Turkish, Phrase Structure, Linguistic Theory, Structural Analysis (Linguistics)
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Dagdeler, Kübra Okumus; Konca, Mustafa Yavuz; Demiröz, Hakan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The aim of this study was to identify the effectiveness of a mobile application in vocabulary knowledge improvement of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. This study adopted a quasi-experimental research design consisting of an experimental and a control group with 73 participants studying at two state universities in Turkey. During the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Bakir, Siddik – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The aim of this study is to analyze the attitudes of prospective Turkish language teachers towards the Course on Instructional Technologies and Material Development and find out whether these attitudes differ on the basis of changes in certain criteria. The sample consisted a total of 161 prospective teachers who took the Course on Instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Yilmaz, Nihan; Koban Koc, Didem – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The present study aims to explore the effects of corpus-based teaching on English language learners' pragmatic comprehension and production of 19 formulaic sequences (FS), categorized under agreements, disagreements, self-clarifications and other-clarifications. The study had a quasi-experimental research design with a pre-test, immediate…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kazazoglu, Semin – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Reading is a basic language skill which is essential not only because it develops the literacy skills of the students but because enables them to comprehend and formulate the discourse within a language. Lack of reading, on the other hand, causes impairment of comprehension and affects the academic progress of students greatly. The range of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Printed Materials, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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Xiao, Youxing; Surasin, Janpanit; Prabjandee, Denchai – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the current needs of student-teachers' professional development, develop a training module to improve their initial ELT proficiency and determine its effectiveness. The mixed methods research design with parallel strategy, starting with the quantitative and following by the qualitative research methods were employed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Peker, Hilal – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Using data from the 2018 National Survey of Latinos that was conducted by The Pew Hispanic Center/Kaiser Family Foundation, the researcher in the present study reports on the perceptions of Latinos on English and their educational degrees as well as their language preferences. This non-experimental quantitative study is considered one of the first…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kaya, Fatma; Yagiz, Oktay – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
This study aims to make a comparison between research article abstracts written by two groups in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) by Turkish scholars and non-Turkish scholars working in Anglophone countries to find the rhetorical structure they employ in their abstracts. To achieve this purpose, 390 research article abstracts, 195…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Researchers
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Dalamu, Taofeek O. – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
This study illuminated the strategy of Zenith Bank®, employing characteristics of children as fascinating instruments to persuade parents-cum-guardians to open a ZECA account for their children. Mrs. Bonke and the author randomly collected the advertisements for one year and nine months with a camera, utilizing a laptop to adjust the advertising…
Descriptors: Advertising, Persuasive Discourse, Laptop Computers, Guidelines
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