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Ammar, Ahlem; Hassan, Rania Mohamed – Language Learning, 2018
This quasi-experimental study examined the potential benefits of zero-error dictation, a teaching technique based on dialogue-driven dictation, and the extent to which target linguistic features and proficiency levels mediated its effects on second language (L2) learners' accurate use of French grammatical morphology. Seventy-nine learners of L2…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Comeaux, Ian; McDonald, Janet L. – Language Learning, 2018
Visual input enhancement (VIE) increases the salience of grammatical forms, potentially facilitating acquisition through attention mechanisms. Native English speakers were exposed to an artificial language containing four linguistic cues (verb agreement, case marking, animacy, word order), with morphological cues either unmarked, marked in the…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Grammar, Native Speakers, English
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Sardegna, Veronica G.; Lee, Juhee; Kusey, Crystal – Language Learning, 2018
This article proposes a structural model of English language learners' self-efficacy beliefs, attitudes toward learning pronunciation skills, and choice of pronunciation learning strategies. Participants' responses (N = 704) to two self-reported questionnaires--Strategies for Pronunciation Improvement (SPI) inventory and Learner Attitudes for…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Pronunciation
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Noguchi, Masaki; Hudson Kam, Carla L. – Language Learning, 2018
In human languages, different speech sounds can be contextual variants of a single phoneme, called allophones. Learning which sounds are allophones is an integral part of the acquisition of phonemes. Whether given sounds are separate phonemes or allophones in a listener's language affects speech perception. Listeners tend to be less sensitive to…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Phonology, Phonemes, Acoustics
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Kang, Okim; Thomson, Ron I.; Moran, Meghan – Language Learning, 2018
This study compared five research-based intelligibility measures as they were applied to six varieties of English. The objective was to determine which approach to measuring intelligibility would be most reliable for predicting listener comprehension, as measured through a listening comprehension test similar to the Test of English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Comparative Analysis, Listening Comprehension
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Hwang, Heeju; Shin, Jeong-Ah; Hartsuiker, Robert J. – Language Learning, 2018
Languages often use different constructions to convey the same meaning. For example, the meaning of a causative construction in English ("Jen had her computer fixed") is conveyed using an active structure in Korean ("Jen-NOM her computer-ACC fixed"), and yet little is known about how bilinguals represent and process such…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Syntax, Language Processing, Korean
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Pham, Giang; Donovan, Danaee; Dam, Quynh; Contant, Amy – Language Learning, 2018
This study used a brief vocabulary training paradigm to examine two factors for cross-language transfer: how similar the first language (L1) is to the second language (L2) and L1-L2 proficiency levels. Fifty-four sequential bilingual children (aged 6-8) with similar L2 English proficiency levels were assigned to three equal groups: a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Language Proficiency, Spanish
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Nagle, Charles L. – Language Learning, 2018
Most studies on the perception-production link have assumed a synchronous relationship according to which gains in perception transfer to production rapidly and efficiently. However, time-lagged and asymptotic relationships are also possible, where perception would guide production at a later stage or production would improve only once perception…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Time, Longitudinal Studies
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Jach, Daniel – Language Learning, 2018
This study examined the acquisition of preposition placement in English as a second language from a usage-based perspective. German and Chinese learners of English and English native speakers rated the acceptability of English oblique "wh" relative clauses in a magnitude estimation task. Results indicated that acceptability depended on…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Marsden, Emma; Morgan-Short, Kara; Thompson, Sophie; Abugaber, David – Language Learning, 2018
Despite its critical role for the development of the field, little is known about replication in second language (L2) research. To better understand replication practice, we first provide a narrative review of challenges related to replication, drawing on recent developments in psychology. This discussion frames and motivates a systematic review,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, Psychology, Coding
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Morgan-Short, Kara; Marsden, Emma; Heil, Jeanne; Issa, Bernard I., II.; Leow, Ronald P.; Mikhaylova, Anna; Mikolajczak, Sylwia; Moreno, Nina; Slabakova, Roumyana; Szudarski, Pawel – Language Learning, 2018
We conducted a multisite replication study with aspects of preregistration in order to explore the feasibility of such an approach in second language (L2) research. To this end, we addressed open questions in a line of research that has examined whether having learners attend to form while reading or listening to a L2 passage interferes with…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Research, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Biau, Emmanuel; Fromont, Lauren A.; Soto-Faraco, Salvador – Language Learning, 2018
We tested the prosodic hypothesis that the temporal alignment of a speaker's beat gestures in a sentence influences syntactic parsing by driving the listener's attention. Participants chose between two possible interpretations of relative-clause (RC) ambiguous sentences, while their electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded. We manipulated the…
Descriptors: Syntax, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Hypothesis Testing
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van den Broek, Gesa S. E.; Takashima, Atsuko; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Language Learning, 2018
Learning new vocabulary from context typically requires multiple encounters during which word meaning can be retrieved from memory or inferred from context. We compared the effect of memory retrieval and context inferences on short- and long-term retention in three experiments. Participants studied novel words and then practiced the words either…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Context Effect, Vocabulary Development, Memory
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Sato, Masatoshi; Loewen, Shawn – Language Learning, 2018
This study explored the impact of metacognitive instruction provided in conjunction with corrective feedback, investigating the moderating effects of two types of implicit corrective feedback (input-providing conversational recasts vs. output-prompting clarification requests) that targeted English third-person singular "-s" and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Error Correction
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Gánem-Gutiérrez, Gabriela Adela; Gilmore, Alexander – Language Learning, 2018
The current study focused on emergent processes during real-time second language (L2) writing activity in an English as a foreign language university context, examining differences in these processes across individual capacities. Participants included 22 adult Japanese learners of L2 English and their tutor. The data were collected using digital…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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