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Azevedo, Milton M. – Modern Language Journal, 1978
Spanish-speaking learners of Portuguese often transfer features of Spanish language to Portuguese. Learner errors, including those caused by Spanish interference, are analyzed by contrasting Portuguese and Spanish grammar. (SW)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language), Grammar, Interference (Language)
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Feeny, Thomas – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Use of challenge questioning is an approach to stimulating classroom conversation in a foreign language. Students ask questions, based on a reading selection, whose answers are not clearly given in the text. The instructor or other students are challenged to respond, and spontaneous conversation is facilitated. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Classroom Techniques, Language Instruction
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Dietz, Donald T. – Modern Language Journal, 1976
Describes a method for teaching literature, specifically Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The method depends upon encouraging the students to experience affectively what they are reading. (CLK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Literature Appreciation
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Moody, Raymond – Modern Language Journal, 1976
This paper reports the results of a study of student evaluations of first-semester college Spanish. The study sought to determine how accurately student evaluations of teaching performance reflect teaching success. Results show student evaluation reflect very little of teaching effectiveness as defined by student achievement. (CHK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Language Instruction
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Zampogna, Joseph; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1976
An investigation was undertaken to examine relationships between student learning styles and traditional environments or individualized settings in second language learning. Students with high conceptual-level scores preferred an individualized environment, while those with low conceptual-level scores needed a traditional environment. (CHK)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, French, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction
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Azevedo, Milton M. – Modern Language Journal, 1978
This article surveys a sample of first-year college Spanish textbooks published in the 1970s. The textbooks are analyzed on the basis of the following components: grammar, exercises, pronunciation, language skills, vocabulary, review sections, culture, dialogues, special features, workbooks, and contents of the instructor's manual. (CFM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Higher Education
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Pollock, Seymour – Modern Language Journal, 1978
Contrastive analysis of Spanish and English reveals the importance of giving as much attention to suprasegmentals as to segmentals in the teaching of pronunciation. (CFM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Interference (Language), Intonation
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Modern Language Journal, 1979
This list includes the doctoral degrees not included in the January-February issue of this journal because the information concerning them arrived too late for publication. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classical Languages, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations
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Chastain, Kenneth – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Describes a study designed to examine native speakers' reactions to errors contained in compositions written by advanced Spanish students, as a measure of error seriousness and a guide for selective correction. Suggests that errors interfering with comprehension should be eliminated first, followed by those that elicit negative reactions from…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Error Analysis (Language), Higher Education
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Benseler, David P., Comp.; Lalande, John F., II – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Provides names of individuals who received some type of doctoral degree in foreign languages in 1979-80. List is arranged by area of specialization and, within that, alphabetically by state and personal name. Includes dissertation title. (MN)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, English (Second Language)
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Llorens, Ana M. R. – Modern Language Journal, 1976
This is a general, descriptive survey of some of the most important and most specialized bibliographic indexes to periodical literature in the Romance languages. The annotated list includes seven categories: General, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Special Subjects and Books and Sets. (CHK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Foreign Language Periodicals, French
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Cox, R. Merritt – Modern Language Journal, 1976
The significance of the Spanish cultural impact on the eastern seaboard of North America from the 16th to the 18th century is reported, with emphasis on Spanish literature. The reactions of the colonial public, and political attitudes of great public figures of the time, concerning Spanish colonial activities are described. (MS)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Cultural Background, Cultural Exchange, Language Role
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Salaberry, M. Rafael; Lopez-Ortega, Nuria – Modern Language Journal, 1998
A study analyzed the accuracy of Spanish second-language production across three tasks (narrative, multiple-choice cloze test, fill-in cloze test) on three discourse-determined grammatical items (subject pronouns, articles, past tense aspect) among 74 intermediate and advanced college-level learners. Results revealed different rates of accuracy…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, College Students, Error Patterns, Grammar
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Elliott, A. Raymond – Modern Language Journal, 1995
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of supplementing college-level intermediate Spanish courses with formal instruction in pronunciation. It found that this multimodal methodology resulted in significant improvement of target language pronunciation for the 43 subjects in the experimental group. Contains 30 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Students, Field Dependence Independence, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hedgcock, John; Lefkowitz, Natalie – Modern Language Journal, 1996
Profiles students' awareness of the functions and influences of expert input in their writing. Data include results of a survey of foreign-language and English-as-a-Second-Language writers' beliefs about feedback behaviors known to interact with revision processes. Results indicate that each group perceives expert response as serving distinct…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Error Correction, Factor Analysis
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