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The Effect Of Motivational Languaging Activities On L2 Learning Motivation: Cases Of Efl Students In South Korea, Tae-Young Kim 2015 Chung-Ang University

The Effect Of Motivational Languaging Activities On L2 Learning Motivation: Cases Of Efl Students In South Korea, Tae-Young Kim

Tae-Young Kim

This study highlights the effect of languaging activities on students' EFL-learning motivation. By presenting two different studies, I argue that Swain's concept of languaging can be applied to primary/secondary school students' L2 learning. Motivational languaging activities were particularly useful for elementary school students. Opinion writing group showed significant increase in their motivational constructs at the end of experimentation.


Comparing Student Assessments And Perceptions Of Online And Face-To-Face Versions Of An Introductory Linguistics Course, David Johnson, Chris C. Palmer 2015 Kennesaw State University

Comparing Student Assessments And Perceptions Of Online And Face-To-Face Versions Of An Introductory Linguistics Course, David Johnson, Chris C. Palmer

Chris C. Palmer

This article examines the issue of whether linguistics is better suited for a face-to-face (F2F) environment than an online teaching environment. Specifically, it examines assessment scores and student perceptions of the effectiveness of an introductory linguistics course at an undergraduate state university that has been taught multiple times in both online and F2F modes. To study this issue data was collected about the types of students enrolled in either version of the course, including their GPAs and course grades. A survey with both closed- and open-ended questions was also used to ask students about their experiences and perceptions of the ...


The Role Of Pronunciation In Speaking Test Ratings, Rui Ma 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Role Of Pronunciation In Speaking Test Ratings, Rui Ma

All Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the weight of pronunciation in a speaking proficiency test at an English as a Second Language (ESL) Intensive English Program (IEP) in America. As an integral part of speaking, beliefs, practices, and research of pronunciation teaching have experienced shifts over the decades (Morley, 1991). Most studies concerning speaking have focused on intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accentedness of speaking, with attempting to address the role of pronunciation in oral communication. However, the degree to which pronunciation is weighed in determining speaking proficiency levels is unclear (Higgs & Clifford, 1982, Kang, 2013). In an effort to contribute to the understanding of ...


Report On Psycholinguistics Seminars (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 Universidade do Porto

Report On Psycholinguistics Seminars (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

The field of Psycholinguistics is receiving a considerable amount of attention due to its applicability in Applied Linguistics, as it is relates to the language learning process. In order to be able to able to determine how language is acquired and produced, it is necessary to understand the origins of language, and those factors that play an important part in its development. Bearing in mind the above, this present work seeks to report on issues addressed in the curricular unit DCL 006 - Psycholinguistics I. A brief discussion ensues on important themes, materials and information presented during the course seminars, with ...


Reading Report On Phonology (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 Universidade do Porto

Reading Report On Phonology (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

When we speak, we use sounds. Through these sounds, we are able to understand each other. This is because there are different types of relationships that exist between the sounds that we use in speech acts. This is the principal objective of Phonology: to study the relationships between speech sounds within a language system. Bearing in mind the afore-mentioned, a brief report is given on one chapter from Davenport and Hannahs’ (1998) book, shedding light on the importance of Phonology in the study of language. This paper discusses what generative grammar is about, and how phonology fits into this grammar ...


General Analysis Of An Online Language Corpus (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 Universidade do Porto

General Analysis Of An Online Language Corpus (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Corpus-based research is rapidly gaining ground in the field of Applied Linguistics. More interesting is the evidence of many online language corpora which can be easily accessed, with just the click of the mouse. A quick navigation of the Web will produce different kinds of corpora in a vast number of language areas. Given the need to find new and exciting ways to improve the language learning and teaching process, corpus linguistics does have potential for generating significant learner experiences. Taking into consideration the above-mentioned, this paper deals with the general analysis of an online language corpus. The specific corpus ...


General Analysis Of An Empirical Research Article (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 Universidade do Porto

General Analysis Of An Empirical Research Article (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

This general analysis of an empirical research article focuses on an entire structural analysis of the article, highlighting the importance of having all the required components of an empirical article.

The analysis of the methodological aspects of the selected article appears in another Doctoral assignment of mine (Analysis of the Methodological Aspects of an Empirical Research Article).


Analysis Of The Methodological Aspects Of An Empirical Research Article (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone 2015 Universidade do Porto

Analysis Of The Methodological Aspects Of An Empirical Research Article (Doctoral Assignment), Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

The analysis of the methodological aspects of the selected article appears in another Doctoral assignment of mine (General Analysis of an Empirical Research Article).

This specific analysis only deals with methodological aspects, while the other assignment deals with an entire structural analysis of the empirical research article.


Language Use At Rid Conferences: A Survey On Behaviors And Perceptions, Cassie Lang 2015 Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

Language Use At Rid Conferences: A Survey On Behaviors And Perceptions, Cassie Lang

Journal of Interpretation

This study examines the language and communication dynamics at national conferences of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). RID conferences typically have thousands of attendees who vary in language background, type of linguistic experiences, and fluency. Data in this study were gathered through an online survey and, among other topics, included questions about behaviors, choices and perceptions of communication in structured and unstructured conference activities and language regulation at conferences. Findings indicate the majority of participants reported the perception that spoken English is used more prevalently than American Sign Language (ASL) at RID conferences. Further, 80% of respondents ...


Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy 2015 Clemson University

Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy

Journal of Interpretation

Although not all spoken language pauses are purposeful or functional, there is general agreement on the function and appropriate length and placement of pauses in English. Failing to conform to this agreement constitutes a pausing disfluency. In an interpreted environment, pauses do not generally detract from the discourse event, nor do they negatively impact the participants’ perception of one another, as long as the interpreter maintains generally acceptable pausing parameters (Fors, 2011; Heldner & Edlund, 2010; Krivokapi, 2007). Listeners of any communication event invariably form opinions about the speaker’s personality and make judgments about their character and background, forming a favorable or ...


Contextualized Views Of Practices And Competencies In Call Teacher Education Research, Nike Arnold, Lara Ducate 2015 Portland State University

Contextualized Views Of Practices And Competencies In Call Teacher Education Research, Nike Arnold, Lara Ducate

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

While teachers play a central role in capitalizing on the potentials of computer assisted language learning (CALL), CALL teacher education overall still appears not to be adequate and effective (Healey et al., 2011; Hubbard, 2008). Furthermore, foreign/second language teachers have expressed a desire for more and better professional development opportunities in that area (Beaven, Emke, Ernest, Germain-Rutherford, Hampel, Hopkins, Stanojevic & Stickler, 2010; Digedu, 2014; Kessler, 2006). Given the continuing and new challenges for CALL teacher education, this special issue of Language Learning & Technology on CALL teacher education further speaks to its importance for our field and ultimately our students. To advance ...


Usefulness And Methods Of Optimization Of Stundard Typing In Writing Wikimedia Projects In Tunisian Arabic In Order To Use It For The Popularization Of Science Purposes, Houcemeddine A. Turki 2015 University of Sfax, Tunisia

Usefulness And Methods Of Optimization Of Stundard Typing In Writing Wikimedia Projects In Tunisian Arabic In Order To Use It For The Popularization Of Science Purposes, Houcemeddine A. Turki

Houcemeddine A Turki

In the purpose of Wikimedia Foundation to make Science as popular as possible, it allows its contributors to create WikiProjects in Regional Languages and Dialects. However, many Wikimedia non-European Dialectal Projects had been blocked because of the lack of Fit of these Dialectal Projects to the Current Adopted Use of Latin Letters, Projects in Tunisian Arabic are examples of this main problem. After a statistical process, it is seen that there is a Darwinian Explanation for the evolution of Dialectal Languages all over the world and as the Arabic Countries are close to Rome in Italy, the original city of ...


Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee 2015 University of California, Santa Barbara

Heritage Language Maintenance And Use Among 1.5 Generation Khmer College Students, Ravy S. Lao, Jin Sook Lee

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Most studies of heritage language maintenance have reported a steep attrition in heritage language use among the 1.5 and 2nd generation children of immigrants, in particular among East Asian groups. However, not much is known about the role of heritage languages and the patterns of language maintenance within refugee communities. This study focuses on heritage language use and maintenance among 1.5 generation Khmer college students. The findings show that Khmer students report a high frequency of heritage language use within the home with their parents as well as outside of the home with their co-ethnic peers. The data ...


Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Phonology, Geoffrey S. Nathan 2015 Wayne State University

Phonology, Geoffrey S. Nathan

Geoffrey S. Nathan

This paper will discuss the ways in which Cognitive Grammar (CG) has integrated the fundamental concepts of phonology. Phonology has traditionally been the neglected stepchild of CG, in part because the initial excitement of CG revolved around the insightful semantic analyses of what had previously been thought to be purely syntactic or arbitrary lexical puzzles, and phonology is, by definition, about meaningless units. Additionally, phonology deals with the coordination of motor activity and auditory perception, areas that initially didn’t seem to lend themselves to the conceptual tools of CG.

Unlike much work on syntax and semantics, research within several ...


Sociocultural Linguistics, Adam Hodges 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Sociocultural Linguistics, Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

No abstract provided.


Foreign Language Assessments And Interpretive Communication: A Literacy-Based Perspective, Kate Paesani 2015 Wayne State University

Foreign Language Assessments And Interpretive Communication: A Literacy-Based Perspective, Kate Paesani

Kate Paesani

This presentation proposes a reconceptualization of interpretive communication through the lens of foreign language (FL) literacy and the multiliteracies framework. The communicative modes and multiliteracies frameworks are similar because they suggest curricular goals for FL programs grounded in cultural content and adopt a broad understanding of communication in which language modalities are overlapping. They differ because the multiliteracies framework additionally outlines a pedagogical approach that puts into practice goals, content, and communication and foregrounds texts as the core content of FL courses. Indeed, the literacy-based learning processes of interpretation, collaboration, problem solving, and reflection expand our understanding of how learners ...


Linguistic Identity Among New Speakers Of Basque, Ane Ortega, Jacqueline Urla, Estibalitz Amorrortu 2015 “Begoñako Andra Mari” Teacher Training College, Bilbao

Linguistic Identity Among New Speakers Of Basque, Ane Ortega, Jacqueline Urla, Estibalitz Amorrortu

Jacqueline L. Urla

The increase in Basque speakers in the last 30 years has been due in large part to ‘new speakers’ or euskaldunberri, a term that will be used here to refer to those who have learned the language by means other than family transmission. While very significant in numbers, to date this group has not been the object of much study. Little is known about their attitudes and motivations, how they perceive themselves as Basque speakers, or their language use and transmission patterns. Acquiring answers to these questions is of strategic importance for developing an effective evidence-based language policy for the ...


Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly 2015 The University of Georgia

Lessons Learned: Insights Into One Teacher’S Experience Working With Karen Refugee Students In The United States, Daniel J. Gilhooly

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This study is informed by funds of knowledge and culturally responsive teaching studies that aim to explore and legitimize the cultural knowledge immigrant children bring to their communities and schools. Consequently, this paper specifically addresses issues related to the educational experiences of Karen children and their parents from one American teacher/researcher who has worked with the Karen for the past four years. In aggregate, this paper addresses issues germane to Karen education including; (1) background information on Karen educational experiences prior to resettlement, including a review of their journey from Thailand to the U.S.; (2) important characteristics of ...


Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando

Department of English

No abstract provided.


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