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Krasnoshchekova, Sofia; Kashleva, Kseniia – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
Narrative competence is an essential part of language proficiency. Research of narrative competence has both a theoretical and empirical value. Our study aims to assess narrative competence of adult L2 Russian learners and to investigate the relationship between their narrative competence and their language proficiency. For assessment, we used the…
Descriptors: Russian, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Narration
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Kkese, E.; Petinou, K. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
This paper investigates the difficulties adult second language (L2) users of English encounter with plosive consonants in the L2. It presents the results of a task examining the acquisition of plosive voicing contrasts by college students with Cypriot Greek (CG) linguistic background. The task focused on the types of errors involving plosive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chung, Wei-Lun; Jarmulowicz, Linda – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
For monolingual English-speaking children, judgment and production of stress in derived words, including words with phonologically neutral (e.g., -ness) and non-neutral suffixes (e.g., "-ity"), is important to both academic vocabulary growth and to word reading. For Mandarin-speaking adult English learners (AELs) the challenge of…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Native Speakers, Suprasegmentals, Second Language Learning
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Parault, Susan J.; Schwanenflugel, Paula J. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2006
Sound-symbolism is the idea that the relationship between word sounds and word meaning is not arbitrary for all words, but rather that there are subsets of words in the world's languages for which sounds and their symbols have some degree of correspondence. The present research investigates sound-symbolism as a possible route to the learning of an…
Descriptors: Semantics, Definitions, Literary Styles, Vocabulary Development