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Boran, Gorsev Sonmez – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This study examines the proposition that second language learners tend to map second language (L2) lexical forms onto the existing semantic content of their first language (L1) translations rather than creating a separate semantic network for the second language. To test this, the participants (n=9) responded to three semantic judgement tasks. In…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Semantics, English (Second Language), Turkish
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Kafes, Hüseyin – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This corpus-based exploratory study investigates the rhetorical organization of research article (RA) introductions in the field of social sciences, using an adapted version of Swales' (1990) framework of move analysis. A corpus of 75 research article introductions in English by American academic writers and in English and Turkish by Turkish…
Descriptors: Turkish, Research Reports, Contrastive Linguistics, Teaching Methods
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Balaman, Ufuk – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The interactional architecture of L2 teaching and learning in preschool classrooms has been explored only to a limited extent despite the growing literature on L2 classroom discourse. The existing literature on these settings mainly describes an interactional site with limited L2 interactional repertoires of the very young learners. Accordingly,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Öztürk, Ismet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
Since the publication of the book Genre Analysis (CUP) by Swales (1990), many studies have focused on the study of the rhetorical organisation of different sections of research articles (RAs). The organisation of RA introductions has received most of the attention. However, the focus has generally been on the structure of introductions without…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Periodicals, Computational Linguistics, Literary Genres
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Külekçi, Gülsah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers' perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yurtseven, Nihal; Akpur, Ugur – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The purpose of the present study is to determine the predictive level of perfectionism, anxiety, and procrastination on academic achievement and to describe interrelationships among the variables. A convergent parallel mixed methods research design was applied in the study. The participants included 522 college students. The "Multidimensional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Personality Traits, Anxiety
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Tuncer, Hülya; Özkan, Yonca – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
Reflectivity is regarded as an indispensable component of teacher education. Through a reflective teaching/learning model, pre-service teachers may have the opportunity to become a reflective practitioner and train their students in a more reflective fashion. With this in mind, 12 pre-service teachers were assigned to keep reflective journals for…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Fisne, Fatima Nur; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli; Guerra, Luis; Gonçalves, Olga – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This cross-cultural study aims to explore to what extent a macro-level language policy, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (CoE, 2001), is implemented at micro-level contexts, more specifically, primary English classrooms in Turkey and Portugal. This study investigated the 3rd and 4th grade course books and the Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Textbooks, English (Second Language)
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Yagiz, Oktay – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
A growing number of researchers have been exploring the cognitions of second language teachers (L2) in a wide scope. The purpose of this study is to investigate English language teachers' L2 pronunciation cognitions and their classroom practices. The sample consists of 164 English teachers and academics in English language and language education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Celik Korkmaz, Sule; Karatepe, Cigdem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of multisensory language teaching on 4th graders' achievement in English reading skills. Two intact groups were selected for the treatment: a control group which was taught through mainstream education, and an experimental group which was taught through MSLT including a variety of pictorial,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Sekercioglu, Güçlü; Kogar, Hakan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The aim of the present study was to examine the measurement invariance (MI) of the reading, mathematics, and science tests in terms of the commonly used languages. It also aimed to examine the differential item functioning (DIF) of the PISA test, the original items of which are in the languages of English and French, in terms of the language…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Item Response Theory, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Han, Turgay; Mahzoun, Zinat – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This study investigated the influence of certain human, work condition, and personal factors on primary and secondary school EFL teachers' work motivation. The research utilized four data collection instruments (e.g., profile form, semi-structured interviews, field-notes and diaries) to assure the validity of the study through triangulation. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Private Schools
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Asmali, Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
According to recent modifications in Turkish educational system, English language teaching starts in the second grade. Young learners studying in this grade were in the focus in this study. This paper reported on the findings of a mixed method study conducted in three different primary schools in the west of Turkey. The main aim was to represent…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Attitudes, Student Motivation, Mixed Methods Research
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Altay, Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Associating a content word to its rational semantic relations is regarded as a language learning strategy which explicitly contributes to mental lexicon. Semantic mapping herein seems to constitute an efficacious pattern for its practice in language instruction. Conversely, it appears to be among the least frequently used vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Altay, Betül; Saracaloglu, Asuman Seda – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
This study aimed to examine the relationship among language learning strategies, critical thinking skills and self-regulation skills of preparation class students. In this process, students were interviewed and courses were observed so as to profile students' management of learning situations and their awareness for these strategies through a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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