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O'Grady, William; Lee, Miseon; Kwak, Hye-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper, designed specifically for language teachers, focuses on a phenomenon in second language learning that is largely independent of instructional effects, curricular materials, and classroom activities. Experimental work suggests that scope, the relationship between two or more logical operators (such as quantifiers or negatives), is…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory
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O'Grady, William; Lee, Sunyoung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2002
Focuses on two unrelated matters that are central to the study of how language acquisition works: (1) the role of input in the acquisition of a first language, particularly how children are able to avoid the potentially damaging effects of misleading feedback; and (2) the role of a particular aspect of cognition in second language learning, namely…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Feedback, Linguistic Input, Psycholinguistics
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O'Grady, William – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
A linguistic approach to language acquisition is based on two tenets: the workings of language must be studied through grammatical analysis and psycholinguistic experimentation, and understanding how a particular language is acquired requires cross-linguistic comparative research. Illustrates these tenets, discussing dative alternation in…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Grammar