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Hanjani, Alireza Memari – International Journal of English Studies, 2019
This classroom-based study examined the effect of collective peer scaffolding activity on self-revised as well as new narrative and descriptive paragraphs developed by 32 EFL university students in a paragraph writing course in Iran. Each genre was discussed and practiced every other week and was followed by a collective peer scaffolding session.…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Labrador de la Cruz, Belén – International Journal of English Studies, 2019
This study explores the different uses of the word "little," its equivalents in Spanish and its teaching to young Spanish learners. First, it aims at analyzing the lexico-grammatical behavior of "little" in a corpus of children's short stories, where its prevailing use, preceding countable nouns, has been found to be much more…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Spanish, Computational Linguistics, Translation
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Carrió-Pastor, María Luisa; Martín Marchante, Beatriz – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
The work at hand is part of a wider study the aim of which was to determine what kind of factors influence failures in pragmatic items of an online adaptive placement test taken by a group of 34 Spanish students in their first year at university. A preceding analysis (Carrió & Martín, 2016) showed the type of personal factors, such as lack of…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Test Items, Language Tests, College Freshmen
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Zhang, Weiyu; Cheung, Yin Ling – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
This study explores voice from an appraisal theory perspective. It aims to investigate how published research writers deploy attitude and graduation resources to review existing literature in the field. The study is based on a corpus of literature reviews (LRs) from 204 research articles (RAs) in computer networks and communications (CNC) and…
Descriptors: Authors, Computational Linguistics, Research Reports, Computer Networks
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Salazar, Patricia; Orts, Sara – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
Traditionally, the speech act of requesting has been regarded as a face-threatening act (Brown & Levinson, 1987) due to the impositive nature on the addressee's negative face. Yet, in specific service encounters, requests can no longer be seen as threatening (Antonopoulou, 2001). This is the case of tourist information offices, where…
Descriptors: Tourism, Information Seeking, Information Services, Questioning Techniques
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Garrido, María Luisa Pascual – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
Although critical attention has focused on Ariel, Sylvia Plath's earlier poems are also worth examining since they reveal significant details concerning the writer's evolution towards that final achievement. After getting married in June 1956, Plath and Hughes travelled to Spain and settled in Benidorm for their honeymoon. It is the poems derived…
Descriptors: Poetry, Authors, Diaries, Foreign Countries
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Amengual-Pizarro, Marian – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
This study aims at exploring the degree of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) towards the learning of English that English for Specific Purposes students report experiencing. The participants in this study were 67 undergraduates at the University of the Balearic Islands enrolled in two university degree programs. The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Anxiety
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García Mayo, María del Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
Task-based language teaching research has expanded substantially in foreign language (FL) contexts but most research studies have been carried out with young adults in university settings, despite the fact that FL programs for children are on the increase worldwide. However, there is a clear lack of research-based evidence of what children…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jalilifar, Alireza; Ghoreishi, Seyed Mohammad – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
The current study explored two levels of formulaic sequences, general and discipline specific, in a corpus of 200 applied linguistics research articles and examined the functions they serve. Using Antconc software, in total, 2563 sequences were identified including 593 general and 1370 discipline-specific sequences. These numbers account for 30%…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Computational Linguistics, Computer Software
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Palomino, Patricia – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
The emergence of new technologies has changed the way people communicate. Social media have allowed businesses to connect with customers and to market their products more efficiently. However, these platforms also allow customers to share information and opinions with the company and fellow customers, diverting from previous online service…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Wierzchowska, Justyna – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
This article examines seventeen children poems by Sylvia Plath written in the years 1960-63, in relation to the poetics of romantic love. Drawing on motherhood studies (Klein, 1975; O'Reilly, 2010; Rich, 1976; Winnicott, 1956, 1965, 1967), the maternal shift in psychoanalysis (see Bueskens, 2014: 3-6), and attachment theory (Bowlby, 1950, 1969,…
Descriptors: Children, Poetry, Authors, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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Abdi, Jalil; Sadeghi, Karim – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
Marketization in all public spheres, including academic discourse, has led to the increased importance of promotion. One of the promotional tools usually used in Research Articles Introductions (RAIs) is claiming centrality. In this study, we aimed to explore differences between native and non-native writers in the use of strategies for claiming…
Descriptors: Marketing, Commercialization, Research Reports, Journal Articles
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Peral, German Asensio – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
The years of the Second World War (1939-1945), a period known as The Emergency in Ireland, were pivotal for the development of the nation. Immediately after the outburst of the war in the continent, the Fianna Fáil cabinet led by Éamon de Valera declared the state of emergency and adopted a neutrality policy. Brian O'Nolan (1911-1966), better…
Descriptors: War, History, Foreign Policy, Censorship
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LaHuerta, Ana Cristina – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
The aim of the present study is to compare the writing products of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students using accuracy and grammatical complexity as measures. It also aims at examining the development of the morphological, syntactic, lexical, spelling, and punctuation errors committed by these learners when writing in English.…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Grammar, Difficulty Level, Writing (Composition)
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Roig-Marín, Amanda – International Journal of English Studies, 2017
Given the importance of the phonological and lexical components of the language in L2 learning, this article discusses an innovative, holistic approach to learning these two components of the language based on the existence of "sound symbolism"--the interrelation between sound and meaning--in English. In particular, it describes how and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Semantics
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