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It-ngam, Suparuthai; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This interlanguage study examines the L2 mental lexicon of Thai EFL learners with different degrees of language exposure--i.e., the high exposure group and the low exposure group. The scores from the English Language Exposure (ELE) Questionnaire were used to select the two groups of participants. To explore the lexical processing and the…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Seo, Misun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study investigated the influence of L1 allophonic rule, L1 segment articulation, and gender in Korean learners' production of English /s/ in two different contexts (i.e., before a high front vowel vs. elsewhere) and at three different proficiency levels in English (i.e., low vs. intermediate vs. high). The influence of the Korean allophonic…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean, Gender Differences, English (Second Language)
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Noguchi, Tomoka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how students' anxiety about learning English and their perception of their English communicative competence change through participating in a five-day English camp. Eighteen first-year university students majoring in English language and cultures participated in the camp. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seong, Myeong-Hee; Kang, Mee Hye; Seo, Bo-Kyung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study examines the effects of a 2-week intensive English program based on the college students' perceptions of core competencies: English Communication Competency, Self-Directed Competency, Community Competency, and Knowledge and Information Literacy Competency. The program was non-credit and was held in January 2019 for first-year students…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bunsorn, Maliwan; Poonlarp, Tongtip – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study aims to explore cross-language intensification in affirmative sentences by examining the translation of standard amplifiers, words that scale upward towards an assumed norm to emphasize a quality of any entities, from Thai into English. The data comprises 602 parallel concordance lines with 17 intensifying patterns, which were drawn…
Descriptors: Thai, Translation, English (Second Language), Contrastive Linguistics
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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether Japanese university EFL students produce summaries of a narrative story differently under two different conditions: When they refer to the original text and when they do not do so. Specifically, the study examined the students' use of selection and deletion rules as well as paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fukuda, Akiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper aims to explore the characteristics of self-regulated learning from information gained in post-questionnaire interviews, with special emphasis on the differences between low-proficiency learners and high-proficiency learners. Self-regulated learning is a cyclical process to metacognitively, motivationally, and behaviorally boost…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Management
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Yoo, Hak Soo; Kulkova, Raisa Alexandrovna; Lee, Andrea Rakushin – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This corpus-based contrastive analysis examines the Russian classifying nouns, "tip" (type) and "vid" (kind) as well as the Korean classifying noun "yu-hyeong" and "jong-nyu." In the Russian language, the use of the words "tip" and "vid" depends on characteristics and the general contents…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Nouns, Russian
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Kim, Hyun Jin – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The present study explores what constitutes pre-service teachers' beliefs about English teaching competence, perceived English teaching competence, and actual English teaching competence, how these variables are related, and how beliefs function in self-evaluation. Eighty-eight pre-service elementary school teachers participated in the study. They…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Kang, Sang-Gu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Demotivation is a relatively new and trending topic in the field of L2 learning. Previous studies have attempted to classify several factors related to demotivation and identify how those factors affect teachers and L2 learners. In the current study, a short questionnaire with items that can be classified into five demotivation factors based on…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Techacharoenrungrueang, Suparak – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study aims to analyze positive remarks linguistically manifested through English intensifiers, i.e. very and so, and their collocates in café reviews. The appraisal framework primarily focuses on the feelings or attitudes of speakers or writers. It plays a part in providing communicative resources whereby speech functions are performed…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Computational Linguistics, Positive Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication
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Akatsuka, Yuya – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study examines Japanese students' awareness regarding critical thinking (CT) attitudes and their attention to building their speaking skills in an EFL context to determine effective CT approaches. The study began with a literature review of CiNii articles and studies from the Web of Science database regarding CT theories and educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Student Attitudes, Language Skills
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Miyazaki, Kei – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Online vocabulary learning tools have been gaining popularity in EFL classrooms. Although a considerable number of research papers have showed its effectiveness, the amount of research on learner progress in terms of productive skills is scarce. Little is also known about what types of learners make progress after using these tools. This is…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Proficiency, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zhang, Yanyan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
With the emergence of different varieties of English in the world, the issue of intelligibility has attracted many researchers' attention. While a large number of studies have focused on the intelligibility of different English varieties for native speakers, few of them have involved Chinese learners of English as participants; yet, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Pronunciation, Dialects
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Mitsugi, Makoto – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore learners' perceptions on Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) for teaching the polysemous English prepositions ("in", "on", and "at"). SBI is a form of instruction based on the insights of cognitive linguistics and is a way of vocabulary learning and teaching, which provides learners…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Form Classes (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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