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Costa, Francesca – AILA Review, 2012
This paper seeks to provide insights into the local context of ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education) in Italy. Its principal aim is descriptive although it also discusses theoretical models since it seeks to establish the extent to which Focus on Form (FonF) is present in ICLHE lectures. By means of observations, recordings…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Models
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Tyler, Andrea; Mueller, Charles M.; Ho, Vu – AILA Review, 2010
This paper reports the results of a quasi-experimental effects-of-instruction study examining the efficacy of applying a Cognitive Linguistic (CL) approach to L2 learning of the semantics of English modals. In spite of their frequency in typical input, modal verbs present L2 learners with difficulties, party due to their inherent…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Speech Acts, Textbooks, Semantics
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Holme, Randal – AILA Review, 2010
"Constructions" are the central unit of grammatical analysis in cognitive linguistics. In formal linguistics "construction" referred to forms that were projected from lexical items rather than from an autonomous syntax. Thus, an expression, "I danced the night away" requires an intransitive verb in a transitive construction provided "away" is…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Morphemes, Grammar, Psycholinguistics
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Barcelona, Antonio – AILA Review, 2010
The article is a reflection on the various areas of cognitive linguistic research on metonymy that are of potential relevance for SLA. Three of them are particularly relevant: (1) research on metonymy-guided inferencing; (2) research on metonymy-based lexical polysemy, and (3) research on metonymy-based grammatical constructions. Of the three main…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Inferences, Learning Strategies
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Llopis-Garcia, Reyes – AILA Review, 2010
This paper presents a series of experiments that tested the usefulness of teaching Spanish mood using an approach to Cognitive Grammar specifically developed for the foreign language classroom: "Operational Grammar." Mood selection is one of the most difficult aspects of learning Spanish as a FL, and it is one of the last features…
Descriptors: Verbs, Native Speakers, Psychological Patterns, Grammar
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Roehr, Karen – AILA Review, 2010
SLA researchers agree that explicit knowledge and learning play an important role in adult L2 development. In the field of cognitive linguistics, it has been proposed that implicit and explicit knowledge differ in terms of their internal category structure and the processing mechanisms that operate on their representation in the human mind. It has…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Grammar, Oral Language, Second Language Learning
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Li, David C. S. – AILA Review, 2009
Despite the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) government's determination to implement the "mother tongue education" policy amid strong social resistance one year after the handover, English remains a prestigious language in society. The need for Putonghua (Mandarin/Standard Chinese) is also increasing following ever-expanding…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language)
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Ellis, Nick C. – AILA Review, 2006
This paper outlines current cognitive perspectives on second language acquisition (SLA). The Associative-Cognitive CREED holds that SLA is governed by the same principles of associative and cognitive learning that underpin the rest of human knowledge. The major principles of the framework are that SLA is Construction-based, Rational,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Associative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Native Language
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – AILA Review, 2006
The study of language development in second language acquisition naturally leads to information about linguistic processes of second language acquisition, but it also sheds light on learners' individual differences. This article examines the acquisition of the future in L2 English and explores how learners in a longitudinal study respond to input,…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Second Language Learning, Individual Differences, Grammar