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Gambhir, Rittu; Tangkiengsirisin, Supong – rEFLections, 2023
The aim of this study is to analyze spoken linguistic features of three-minute startup pitches. Linguistic features analyzed included discourse markers, dysfluency, modality, numeral phrases, pronouns, reduced forms, repetitions, rhetorical questions, vague expressions, and vocatives. The corpus is comprised of 92 startup pitches delivered in real…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Persuasive Discourse, Entrepreneurship
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Thongsongsee, Juthamas; Watanapokakul, Sasa – rEFLections, 2023
Word stress instruction has increasingly become a focus among EFL teachers. Owing to the phonological differences between the learner's first language and English, EFL learners of different nationalities encounter varying degrees of difficulty when pronouncing English polysyllabic words. The majority of EFL students studying medicine tend to find…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Suprasegmentals, Second Language Learning, English for Special Purposes
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Maneepakhathorn, Reongrudee – rEFLections, 2023
This study was conducted to examine Thai EFL graduate students' perceptions towards reflective dialogue journal writing (RDJW), their writing fluency as well as self-awareness of their own English language learning and writing development. Thirty-four Thai graduate students aged 23 to 39 were required to carry out the RDJW task for 13 weeks -- one…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Dialogs (Language), Reflection, Second Language Learning
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Sumonsriworakun, Piyaboot – rEFLections, 2023
The study compares English dependent prepositions of the verbs agree, apply, and die shown in English language coursebooks and a corpus. It also suggests English prepositional verbs and their dependent prepositions that are suitable for teaching to L1 Thai learners and a method that should be employed for the instruction. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Abrahamsen, Eirik Bjorheim; Jimarkon, Pattamawan; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Abrahamsen, Håkon Bjorheim – rEFLections, 2023
In this article we investigate the impact of COVID-19 on teaching quality and student active teaching. The data used for the analysis is from more than 4,000 students at the University of Stavanger, collected for the Study Barometer, one of the most important metrics for assessing student satisfaction in higher education, in the period 2018-2020.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, COVID-19
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Srithep, Siriprapa – rEFLections, 2023
In Thailand, in-class teaching and learning are regarded as the principal form of obtaining English proficiency in all skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. However, Thai students are still deficient of the ability to effectively wield the skills in real life. This reflects the inadequacy of the classroom teaching of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Songnuan, Natthinee; Nomnian, Singhanat – rEFLections, 2023
This mixed-method study aims to investigate science students' motivational orientations and their self-perceived experiences contributing to self-determination in EFL reading at a secondary school in Thailand. Drawing upon the questionnaire and semi-structured interviews, the findings revealed that the overall science students' EFL reading…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Student Experience, Self Determination
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Yunchalard, Natalie; Punkasirikul, Piyaporn – rEFLections, 2023
This study aimed to determine the representational strategies used to portray Karen people and the roles ascribed to them in English-language news. It was conducted primarily to provide an update on the representation of the Karen in online English news reports in the year 2021. This study, which differs from other previous studies in both the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Newspapers
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Dobson, James Anthony; Sojisirikul, Phanitphim – rEFLections, 2023
This study aimed to identify teacher perceptions of the causes of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA) through feedback, and what feedback strategies teachers use to reduce FLCA. Feedback can be both a cause of FLCA and help to reduce FLCA. It is therefore important for teachers to understand how their feedback can affect FLCA. In the present…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Prasetyanti, Dian Candra; Tongpoon-Patanasorn, Angkana – rEFLections, 2023
Dissertation introductions (DIs) have received on-going attention because they are considered to be the most challenging and difficult part of an academic text for graduate students, particularly for non-native English speakers (NNES). However, research that has investigated DIs written by native English speakers (NES) and by NNES, particularly…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Students, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language)
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Todd, Richard Watson – rEFLections, 2023
Schizophrenic discourse is characterized by thought disorder, or a lack of coherence, prompting substantial research into identifying and measuring the incoherent discourse of schizophrenics. Much of this research has examined short extracts of elicited spoken data and used researcher judgments. This study examines the connectedness of…
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Discourse Analysis, Connected Discourse, Decision Making
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Foster, Henry; Reinders, Hayo – rEFLections, 2023
Despite progress in recent years, Japanese classrooms continue to present challenges for educators seeking to promote language learner autonomy. Adopting an action research/case study design, the present study explored how, in a 5-week student-led project, an intact group of learners could contribute to the development of their own autonomy. Data…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Independent Study, Group Dynamics, Student Attitudes
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Öztürk, Yusuf; Tasçi, Samet – rEFLections, 2023
This study was conducted to examine the lexical bundles used by nonnative speakers of English and explore any potential L1 influence on L2 lexical bundle use. Following a corpus-based approach, the frequency and types of English four-word lexical bundles in the postgraduate academic writing of Turkish and American students were analyzed, and the…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Dilenschneider, Robert; Horness, Paul – rEFLections, 2023
This study examined 283 online learner dictionary definitions in terms of scores based on word frequency level and readability. Results revealed three findings. First, in terms of word frequency levels, definitions from the Cambridge learner dictionary incorporated fewer non-high frequency words (mid and low frequency words) compared to Oxford,…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Computational Linguistics, Dictionaries, Definitions
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Watanapokakul, Sasa; Sitajalabhorn, Woranon – rEFLections, 2023
At present, English holds a significant importance in numerous countries worldwide, including Thailand where learning English is compulsory for students. For students with hearing impairment, however, due to their physical limitations, English instruction is different from that of other students. Additionally, students with hearing impairment have…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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