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Sung, Min-Chang; Kim, Kitaek – English Teaching, 2020
Spontaneous motion is one of the most basic event types, but different languages use varying patterns to express it. For example, English usually encodes path information in prepositional phrases or adverbial particles, while Korean maps path information onto verbs (Talmy, 1985). This study predicts that this typological difference would affect…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Korean
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Jo, Kyuhee; Hong, Seungjin; Kim, Kitaek – English Teaching, 2020
Errors with "be", whether omission (e.g., "John happy") or overuse (i.e., "be"-insertion; e.g., "John is love Mary"), have received particular attention in L2 acquisition studies exploring L1 transfer. This study investigates such errors in the context of L3 acquisition, focusing on L1 transfer. L1-Chinese…
Descriptors: Russian, Chinese, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Kim, Kitaek; Joo, Kum-Jeong – English Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the English needs of culinary college students in Korea, asking whether their English needs differ by their desired careers. To this end, we administered a survey to 123 culinary college students and divided them into six groups based on their desired careers. The results show that the type of desired career of the participants…
Descriptors: Food Service, Service Occupations, Cooking Instruction, Undergraduate Students