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Li, Junmin; Taft, Marcus – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
The present study examined whether Chinese-English bilinguals showed morphological sensitivity toward prefixed words. In the experiment, English monolinguals showed masked priming effects in a Transparent condition ("disagree-AGREE") and an Opaque condition ("mischief-CHIEF"), but not in a Form condition…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Chinese, English, Second Language Learning
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Miller, Zachary F.; Godfroid, Aline – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
We investigated how positive, negative, and neutral mood states influence aspects of second language acquisition, either directly or in interaction with certain personality characteristics (openness, intuition, emotional intelligence, foreign language anxiety, and impulsivity). After completing individual differences questionnaires, 120…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Individual Differences, Personality Traits
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Schmidt, Elaine; Pérez, Ana; Cilibrasi, Luca; Tsimpli, Ianthi – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
Prosody is crucial for language comprehension because it highlights underlying structures. This study explores whether prosody facilitates "memory recall" to the same extent in L1 and L2, and whether memory recall is poorer in L2 or whether language-specific differences can mitigate L2 processing difficulties. Nineteen Greek learners of…
Descriptors: Intonation, Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Suprasegmentals
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Chan, Ricky K. W.; Leung, Janny H. C. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
L2 sounds present different kinds of challenges to learners at the phonetic, phonological, and lexical levels, but previous studies on L2 tone learning mostly focused on the phonetic and lexical levels. The present study employs an innovative technique to examine the role of prior tonal experience and musical training on forming novel abstract…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonetics, Intonation, Phonology
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Suzuki, Yuichi; Sunada, Midori – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
To investigate the skill transfer and the effects of practice schedules in the learning of second language syntax, 129 intermediate-level English learners were divided into six groups, based on practice format (input vs. output practice) and practice schedule (blocked vs. interleaved vs. hybrid [blocked + interleaved]). Analyses revealed that the…
Descriptors: Language Processing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bryfonski, Lara; Ma, Xue – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
The current study investigates the effects of more explicit versus more implicit corrective feedback on beginner Mandarin learners' perception and production of Mandarin tones. The effects of oral corrective feedback have been extensively investigated for various domains of second language acquisition (see Mackey & Goo, 2007). For phonological…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Tone Languages, Mandarin Chinese, Error Correction
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Elgort, Irina; Beliaeva, Natalia; Boers, Frank – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
Access to definitions facilitates the learning of word meanings when novel words are encountered in reading. However, the memorial costs and benefits of inferring word meanings from context, compared to seeing definitions of unfamiliar words before reading, are not yet well understood. We conducted two experiments with adult L1 (English) and L2…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Inferences, Recall (Psychology)
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Zhang, Xian – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This study used the bibliometric method to examine the field of second language acquisition (SLA) between 1997 and 2018 to provide a systematic overview of the field and to discover major trends in SLA. Based on citation/cocitation information and keywords retrieved from Web of Science, this study performed three types of bibliometric analyses to…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Second Language Learning, Language Research, Trend Analysis
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Suzuki, Shungo; Kormos, Judit – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This study examined the linguistic dimensions of comprehensibility and perceived fluency in the context of L2 argumentative speech elicited from 40 Japanese-speaking learners of English. Their speaking performance was judged by 10 inexperienced native speakers of English for comprehensibility and perceived fluency, and was also objectively…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Accuracy, Language Processing, Speech Communication
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Marecka, Marta; Wrembel, Magdalena; Otwinowska, Agnieszka; Szewczyk, Jakub; Banasik-Jemielniak, Natalia; Wodniecka, Zofia – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
Bilingual language development might be characterized by transfer, deceleration, and/or acceleration, the first two being relevant for the language impairment diagnosis. Studies on bilingual children's productive phonology show evidence of transfer, but little is known about deceleration in this population. Here, we focused on phonological…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Language Impairments, Phonology, Bilingualism
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Rice, Caitlin A.; Tokowicz, Natasha – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This review examines and integrates studies of second language (L2) vocabulary instruction with adult learners in a laboratory setting, using a framework provided by a modified version of the Revised Hierarchical Model (Kroll & Stewart, 1994), the Revised Hierarchical Model-Repetition Elaboration Retrieval. By examining how various training…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Semantics
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Kang, Okim; Moran, Meghan; Ahn, Hyunkee; Park, Soon – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
Factors that affect comprehension of accented English (e.g., Harding, 2011) have been well studied, but little research examines how listeners' proficiency affects their sensitivity to second language (L2) accent. The current study investigated the effect of test takers' English proficiency on their comprehension ratings and ability to correctly…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Maie, Ryo; DeKeyser, Robert M. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This study is the first to compare objective and subjective measures of explicit and implicit knowledge under learning from incidental exposure. An experiment was conducted, during which L1 English speakers were trained on a semiartificial language, "Japlish." A measure of explicit knowledge and a recently proposed measure of implicit…
Descriptors: Native Language, English, Artificial Languages, Measures (Individuals)
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Vafaee, Payman; Suzuki, Yuichi – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
The main purpose of the current study was to examine the relative significance of vocabulary knowledge (VK) and syntactic knowledge (SK) in second language (L2) listening ability, while accounting for the effect of several cognitive and affective factors. A total of 263 English-as-a-foreign-language learners took a standardized listening test…
Descriptors: Syntax, Second Language Learning, Memory, Language Tests
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Yanagisawa, Akifumi; Webb, Stuart; Uchihara, Takumi – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This meta-analysis investigated the overall effects of glossing on L2 vocabulary learning from reading and the influence of potential moderator variables: gloss format (type, language, mode) and text and learner characteristics. A total of 359 effect sizes from 42 studies (N = 3802) meeting the inclusion criteria were meta-analyzed. The results…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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