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Trabelsi, Soufiane – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Despite the fact that there has been a growing body of research investigating the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) for improving L2 learners' writing accuracy, fewer studies have investigated learners' preferences and perceptions of WCF. This paper, which is based on a doctoral research project, reports on an exploratory study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Shahwan, Saed Jamil – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Wordsworth stands as a supreme poet in nature. He is a devotee and worshiper of nature. His affection for nature is more evident than any other poet who writes about nature. Wordsworth has an original and full-fledged philosophy about nature. In his poetics works, there are three notable aspects of nature that are identifiable. One of the facts is…
Descriptors: Poets, Poetry, Philosophy, Environment
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Rezvani, Saeid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Shamlu belongs to the few poets of the modern Persian poetry, who can be called neoclassical, namely, those whose work has a distinctive character and who are influential in the history of modern Persian literature. These special characteristics of Shamlu's poetic features together with his socio-cultural and political vision as manifested in his…
Descriptors: Poetry, Humanism, Indo European Languages, Innovation
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Meniado, Joel C. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Many Filipino migrant workers (overseas Filipino workers) in their status as adult learners struggle in learning the local language of their host countries to native-like proficiency level. With the aim of establishing a second language (L2) acquisition pattern that may be useful in designing responsive adult training and welfare programs, this…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Adult Learning, Second Language Learning, Language Usage
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Yuniasari, Ayu; Zainuddin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the probable effects of cognitive in linguistics properties of descriptive writing. The cognitive was studied on reflectivity and impulsivity in which students were categorized in to two groups. The linguistics properties of the learners' descriptive writings were examined through syntactic complexity…
Descriptors: College Students, Syntax, Writing (Composition), Descriptive Writing
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Atlun, Suna – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This study aimed to explore pre-service English language teachers` perceptions of code-switching (CS) in language classrooms and how their perceptions affect their teacher identity development. Three pre-service teachers from a private university in Istanbul, Turkey participated in the study. The data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hassan, Hassan Badr; Menacere, Karim – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This paper examines phraseology as a lexical feature from a Quranic perspective. It explores the importance of demystifying the phraseological theoretical base in order to facilitate the task of translators and second language learners and deal more efficiently with the challenging language aspects of phraseology. Despite prolific publications and…
Descriptors: Translation, Islam, Semitic Languages, Phrase Structure
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Selçuk, Merve; Yöntem, Ece Genç – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Becoming a teacher of English language requires both knowledge of theory and practice. Teacher candidates at the faculties of education in BA programs in Turkey practice teaching through observing real classrooms and doing micro-teachings in real schools during their four-year teacher training. This study was conducted at a foundation university…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Saglam, Asli Lidice Gokturk; Farhady, Hossein – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This article reports on a mixed-method study that examined the washback of a local integrated theme-based high-stakes English language proficiency test that is used in a university English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program in Turkey. The assumption behind employing an integrated theme-based test, which resembles authentic language use, was that…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes, Language Tests
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Gamage, Sandamali – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
The present study seeks to find the students' performance towards the assigned tasks related to cartoons and their perceptions towards the use of it as an authentic, supplementary teaching tool to facilitate the process of speaking. A sample of thirty-five students was selected to involve in different tasks related to selected number of cartoons.…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alli, Oyedokun; Ademola, Wasiu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This paper undertakes, through the prism of linguistic (stylistic) analysis, a reading of the ideological discourse in Festus Iyayi's novels- "Violence, The Contract", and "Heroes", with the broad aim of establishing the nexus between literature and ideology, through the instrumentation of language, for societal transformation.…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Discourse Analysis, Correlation, Novels
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Altun, Lokman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This study aims to investigate online consumer reviews on Amazon.com. Thanks to this study, learners can make use of this study when they prefer a corpus based learning strategy especially for the product reviewers. This study includes two aspects of review structure. The frequency of adverbs, adjectives and verbs that are mostly used together are…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Form Classes (Languages), Verbs, Word Frequency
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Alghonaim, Ali Saleh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Reading comprehension is not an area of much attention in the EFL scene in Saudi Arabia. The reason is simple: In the current teacher perception of foreign language acquisition in the country, vocabulary and grammar are the only two components paid any attention. With the teacher at the center of the learning process, learner centric tasks such as…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Males
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Akan, Md. Faruquzzaman; Karim, Md. Rezaul; Chowdhury, Abdullah Mohammad Kabir – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This research paper is designed with a view to looking into various problems of translating Arabic texts into English and fixing them with prospective and suitable solutions. As translation is a very sensitive and subtle task of language studies, it involves some serious issues to deal with. However, it becomes a more complex task when we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Semitic Languages, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Yalçin-Çolakoglu, Özlem; Selçuk, Merve – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
Criterion referenced tests of second language speaking performance are administered in different institutions using different procedures. The present study reports raters' practices of second language speaking tests, in particular the correspondence between test-takers' grades when assessed individually and in groups. Data derived from…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Test Validity, Inferences
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