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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Calls into question the data of grammaticality judgment tasks on which several GB-based studies on the second-language acquisition of accusative verbs by Japanese learners of English base their arguments and reports the results of a pilot study. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar
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Ueda, Norifumi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Using cognitive linguistics to study the subjective lexicon of second-language (L2) learners of English, this article examines two questions: whether cognitive processes such as metonymy, metaphor, generalization, and specialization are used for expansion in the L2 lexicon; and what other factors work in understanding prototypical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Kim, Hyun Jin – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Investigated learner variables of Korean university students and explored the relationships of the variables to English language proficiency. Results show the correlations between strategies and proficiency were significant, while the correlations between styles and proficiency and between beliefs and proficiency were insignificant. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Beliefs, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Cho, Byung-Eun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Suggests that an intensive language-oriented English poetry class conducted for one semester for university students in Korea demonstrates that English poetry can be properly integrated in language classes with positive results, not only by heightening students' motivation and interest in English but also by improving their language performance.…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Skilton-Sylvester, Ellen – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Drawing on the ethnography of communication, addresses the role of electronic channels for meaning making among Korean students in graduate TESOL classes in the United States. Looks at the ways that these electronic literacies provide opportunities for navigating Korean and U.S. cultures of learning. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, English (Second Language), Ethnography
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Kang, Sungwoo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Investigated the relative effects of two test taker characteristics--native language and learning experience--on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Placement Test. Subjects were 203 students. Background information was gathered through a questionnaire. Native language appeared more influential on test performance than learning…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Park, Hye-Sook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Investigates the contribution of markedness and learning principles to second language (L2)acquisition. Korean language learners of English completed a written sentence-combining task and a written grammaticality judgment task. Results show subjects acquire English relative clauses in the same order and suggests that L2 learners have dual access…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammatical Acceptability
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