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Podoprigora, Serguei A. – Applied Language Learning, 2010
This article outlines the findings of typological differences between the Level 4 (L4) and Level 5 (L5) of the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) in the Russian passages, as explored through the comparative linguistic and content analysis of highly abstract and idiosyncratic philosophical, literary and colloquial perspectives on culture,…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis, Russian
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Martinsen, Rob A.; Baker, Wendy; Dewey, Dan P.; Bown, Jennifer; Johnson, Cary – Applied Language Learning, 2010
This study compared the amount of the second language (L2) use and linguistic gains made by students in three short-term language immersion programs: (1) traditional study abroad, (2) service-oriented study abroad, and (3) foreign language (FL) housing. These were chosen because they represent three distinct program types, providing students with…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, Housing
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Felix-Brasdefer, J. Cesar – Applied Language Learning, 2009
This study examines the pragmatic strategies that learners utilize to negotiate a resolution when refusing a native speaker of higher status in three asymmetric situations (+Power, +Distance). Following Pomerantz's (1984) analysis of dispreferred responses, this study focuses on refusals to an invitation, a request, and a suggestion. Refusal…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Native Speakers, Pragmatics, Power Structure
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Lim, Hye-Yeon – Applied Language Learning, 2009
The purpose of this study is to move beyond the more traditional focus on individual characteristics as they relate to anxiety in the use of a foreign language. In order to do this, cultural characteristics, perceptions of the cause of successful learning, and foreign (English) language use anxiety were included as the major variables. Three…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Cultural Traits
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Li, Shaofeng – Applied Language Learning, 2009
The present study investigates the differential effects of explicit and implicit feedback on L2 learners at different proficiency levels as measured by L2 development and learner uptake, which is defined as the learner's responses following feedback. Twenty-three learners of Chinese as a foreign language at two different levels of proficiency at a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McCulloh, Ian A.; Morton, Jillian; Jantzi, Jennifer K.; Rodriguez, Amy M.; Graham, John – Applied Language Learning, 2008
The purpose of this study is to introduce a new method of evaluating human comprehension in the context of machine translation using a language translation program known as the FALCon (Forward Area Language Converter). The FALCon works by converting documents into digital images via scanner, and then converting those images to electronic text by…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Comprehension, Translation, Computer Software
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Hernandez, Todd A. – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This study examines the relationship among five independent variables--integrative motivation, instrumental motivation, the need to fulfill a foreign language requirement, grade point average (GPA), and previous years studying Spanish--as predictors of five dependent variables: scores on a simulated oral proficiency interview (SOPI), final exam…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Second Language Learning, Intention, Student Motivation
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McCulloh, Ian A.; Morton, Jillian; Jantzi, Jennifer K.; Rodriguez, Amy M.; Graham, John – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This study introduces a new method of evaluating human comprehension in the context of machine translation using a language translation program known as the FALCon (Forward Area Language Converter). The participants include 48 freshmen from the United States Military Academy enrolled in the General Psychology course, PL100. Results of this study…
Descriptors: Written Language, Syntax, Translation, Computer Software
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De Santis, Paulina – Applied Language Learning, 2008
This article contributes to the growing body of research investigating the effects of drawing learner attention to the problematic aspects of the linguistic input in the context of meaning-focused instruction. One specific approach to concentrate learner attention on form in the written input is known as textual enhancement. The pilot study…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Creoles, Morphemes, Linguistic Input
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2008
Foreign accent and training in its reduction were studied. Many teachers and learners of a second language assume that fluency in speaking is the most important of the aspects of the delivery. However, pronunciation is another key aspect of delivery. For example, Koreans often do not produce English words with a final palatal and with a palatal+i…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Bae, Gyseon; Kim, Eunju – Applied Language Learning, 2008
Given the raised graduation requirement of the proficiency Enhancement Program (PEP) to attain proficiency levels of "2+," "2+," and "2," the importance of target language use has been highly emphasized across language schools at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). This article discusses some of the challenges associated…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Graduation Requirements, Linguistic Input, English
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Lord, Gillian – Applied Language Learning, 2007
Within the field of second language acquisition, the acquisition of phonetics and phonology has generally taken a back seat to studies of morphological and syntactical acquisition. Although the lacuna is slowly being remedied by a growing interest in the phenomena of second language (L2) phonology, investigations into the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Suprasegmentals, Phonetics, Second Language Learning, Dictionaries
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Cohen, Andrew D. – Applied Language Learning, 2007
This article outlines what it means to be a strategic language learner in the context of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). It looks at the possible roles for language learner strategies at their crucial intersection with language learning technology. We will first consider what language learner strategies have been represented in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Pragmatics
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Byon, Andrew Sangpil – Applied Language Learning, 2007
Teaching second language (L2) culture can be either content- or process-driven. The content-driven approach refers to explicit instruction of L2 cultural information. On the other hand, the process-driven approach focuses on students' active participation in cultural learning processes. In this approach, teachers are not only information…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Learning Processes, Korean, Second Language Learning
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Daloglu, Aysegul; Marsh, Fulya – Applied Language Learning, 2007
The belief that students can make valuable contributions to course design through continuous feedback leads to the consideration of alternative methods of learning that involve students in this process and inspire the development of a new relationship: student-teacher partnership in course evaluation and revision. In this partnership, students…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship, Course Evaluation, Course Content
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