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Chan, Alice Y. W. – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This article reports on the results of a research study that investigated Cantonese English as a second language (ESL) learners' perception of English speech sounds, their perceived relations between "similar" English and Cantonese sounds, as well as the applicability of the claims of the Speech Learning Model (SLM) to second language…
Descriptors: Phonology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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He, An E. – Modern Language Journal, 2011
This article reports a comparative study of first language (L1) Chinese and second language (L2) English lessons in Hong Kong secondary schools. Aiming to explore how to take advantage of L1 academic proficiency for the benefit of L2 development, the study asked how Chinese and English lessons compare in terms of the content knowledge covered and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Fan, May Y. – Modern Language Journal, 2003
A Hong Kong study concerning the learning of English vocabulary by Cantonese speakers aimed to find out the vocabulary size of the tertiary students and whether they need help with academic vocabulary, to identify strategies that are conducive to learning vocabulary in general and the strategies that are especially useful for learning high- and…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Pennington, Martha C.; Ellis, Nick C. – Modern Language Journal, 2000
Reviews the nature and functions of prosody, and contrasts English and Cantonese for this feature of language as background for two experimental studies. Thirty Cantonese advanced speakers of English were tested for their recognition memory of English sentences in which prosody-cued meaning contrasts in otherwise identical sentence pairs. Results…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Cantonese, College Students, Cues