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Kim, Seongchan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Investigates whether there is any difference in the degree of difficulty between subject wh-questions and object wh-questions in the acquisition of wh-questions by Korean learners of English. Two experiments were conducted: a comprehension task and a production task. Results show the subject wh-questions are much easier for Korean learners than…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Investigates beliefs held by Korean college students majoring in tourism English about learning foreign languages, particularly English, and suggests desirable directions that English instruction may take. The student questionnaire is appended. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Hamaoka, Yoshiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Describes differences between the level of English taught in Japanese high school English textbooks and that of English examinations for entrance into Japanese universities from the viewpoints of the size of the vocabulary and readability scores. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Entrance Examinations, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Calls into question the data of grammaticality judgment tasks on which several GB-based studies on the second-language acquisition of accusative verbs by Japanese learners of English base their arguments and reports the results of a pilot study. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar
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Ueda, Norifumi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Using cognitive linguistics to study the subjective lexicon of second-language (L2) learners of English, this article examines two questions: whether cognitive processes such as metonymy, metaphor, generalization, and specialization are used for expansion in the L2 lexicon; and what other factors work in understanding prototypical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Kang, Sungwoo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Investigated the relative effects of two test taker characteristics--native language and learning experience--on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Placement Test. Subjects were 203 students. Background information was gathered through a questionnaire. Native language appeared more influential on test performance than learning…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Park, Hye-Sook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Investigates the contribution of markedness and learning principles to second language (L2)acquisition. Korean language learners of English completed a written sentence-combining task and a written grammaticality judgment task. Results show subjects acquire English relative clauses in the same order and suggests that L2 learners have dual access…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammatical Acceptability
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