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Grey, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
This study examined individual-level variability in N400 and P600 ERP correlates of native and nonnative language sentence processing of semantic and grammar information. Twenty-six native English-speaking learners of Spanish as a second language were tested. Participants completed sentence reading tasks in English and Spanish during EEG…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Language Processing, Semantics
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Li, Chengchen; Wei, Li – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Building on the control-value theory, the present study examined the independent and joint predictive effects of three emotions--enjoyment, anxiety, and boredom--on L2 achievement over time. The participants of the study were a group of junior secondary English learners in rural China, a population that has hitherto never featured in L2 learning…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychological Patterns, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schepens, Job J.; van Hout, Roeland W. N. M.; van der Slik, Frans W. P. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
We investigated age-related decline in adult learning of Dutch as an additional language (Ln) in speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency test scores for 56,024 adult immigrants with 50 L1s who came to the Netherlands for study or work. Performance for all four language skills turned out to decline monotonically after an age of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Saito, Kazuya; Macmillan, Konstantinos; Kachlicka, Magdalena; Kunihara, Takuya; Minematsu, Nobuaki – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Whereas many scholars have emphasized the relative importance of "comprehensibility" as an ecologically valid goal for L2 speech training, testing, and development, eliciting listeners' judgments is time-consuming. Following calls for research on more efficient L2 speech rating methods in applied linguistics, and growing attention toward…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interrater Reliability, Speech Communication
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Dhaene, Sara; Woumans, Evy – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Previous research identified that studying texts in a second language (L2) as opposed to the first (L1) results in substantially weaker recall. We hypothesized that use of advance organizers (AOs) might attenuate this L2 recall cost by supporting L2 users in the construction of more solid memory representations. One hundred Dutch-English…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Recall (Psychology)
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Xia, Lihua; Bak, Thomas H.; Vega-Mendoza, Mariana; Sorace, Antonella – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
The current study examined cognitive effects of two pathways of second language (L2) acquisition longitudinally in Chinese speakers learning English in an L2-dominant environment. Thirty-nine participants who attended an intensive 10-week English course (L2-instruction group) were compared to 38 participants who attended regular university courses…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Cognitive Processes
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Albarqi, Ghadah; Tavakoli, Parvaneh – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
The current study examined the effects of task condition (TC; single vs. dual) and proficiency level (PL) on self-monitoring of second language (L2) speakers. Data were collected from sixty-six female L2 learners of English performing two speaking tasks under two task conditions. While performance in the single-task condition involved only…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kuperman, Victor; Siegelman, Noam; Schroeder, Sascha; Acartürk, Cengiz; Alexeeva, Svetlana; Amenta, Simona; Bertram, Raymond; Bonandrini, Rolando; Brysbaert, Marc; Chernova, Daria; Da Fonseca, Sara Maria; Dirix, Nicolas; Duyck, Wouter; Fella, Argyro; Frost, Ram; Gattei, Carolina A.; Kalaitzi, Areti; Lõo, Kaidi; Marelli, Marco; Nisbet, Kelly; Papadopoulos, Timothy C.; Protopapas, Athanassios; Savo, Satu; Shalom, Diego E.; Slioussar, Natalia; Stein, Roni; Sui, Longjiao; Taboh, Analí; Tønnesen, Veronica; Usal, Kerem Alp – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Research into second language (L2) reading is an exponentially growing field. Yet, it still has a relatively short supply of comparable, ecologically valid data from readers representing a variety of first languages (L1). This article addresses this need by presenting a new data resource called "MECO L2" (Multilingual Eye Movements…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Eye Movements, Reading Skills, College Students
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Regan, Brendan – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
This study examines the role of language proficiency and other individual factors (attitudes, input) in the acquisition of language-specific [ð] and dialect-specific [Ø] allophones of Spanish intervocalic /d/ in the /ado/ context by L2 and heritage Spanish speakers during a short-term study abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Twenty L2-intermediate, 10…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Szudarski, Pawel; Mikolajczak, Sylwia – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
This study is a replication and extension of Morgan-Short et al.'s (2018) investigation into the role of attention in input processing by L1-Polish learners of L2-Spanish, with proficiency and language of assessment explored as two key methodological factors. Our aims were twofold: to investigate learners' comprehension in different conditions…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Suzuki, Yuichi; Jeong, Hyeonjeong; Cui, Haining; Okamoto, Kiyo; Kawashima, Ryuta; Sugiura, Motoaki – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
In this study, neural representation of adult second language (L2) speakers' implicit grammatical knowledge was investigated. Advanced L2 speakers of Japanese living in Japan, as well as L1 Japanese speakers, performed a word-monitoring task (proposed as an implicit knowledge test) in the MRI scanner. Behavioral measures were obtained from…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Prediction
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Suzuki, Shungo; Kormos, Judit – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
The current study examined the extent to which cognitive fluency (CF) contributes to utterance fluency (UF) at the level of constructs. A total of 128 Japanese-speaking learners of English completed four speaking tasks--argumentative task, picture narrative task, reading-to-speaking task, and reading-while-listening-to-speaking task--and a battery…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Language Fluency, Task Analysis
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Sonbul, Suhad; El-Dakhs, Dina Abdel Salam; Conklin, Kathy; Carrol, Gareth – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Little is known about how nonnative speakers process novel language patterns in the input they encounter. The present study examines whether nonnatives develop a sensitivity to novel binomials and their ordering preference from context. Thirty-nine nonnative speakers of English (L1 Arabic) read three short stories seeded with existing binomials…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Sonbul, Suhad; El-Dakhs, Dina Abdel Salam; Masrai, Ahmed – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
Recent studies suggest that developing L2 receptive knowledge of single words is associated with increased receptive knowledge of collocations. However, no study to date has directly examined the interrelationship between productive word knowledge and productive collocation knowledge. To address this gap, the present study administered a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Vocabulary Skills, Word Frequency
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Boone, Griet; De Wilde, Vanessa; Eyckmans, June – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2023
This longitudinal study explored the roles of item- and learner-related variables in L2 learners' development of productive collocation knowledge (L1 = Dutch; L2 = German; NLearners= 50). Learners' form recall knowledge of 35 target collocations was measured three times over a 3-year period. The item-related variables investigated were L1-L2…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Indo European Languages, Phrase Structure, German
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