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Kobayashi, Yuichiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
The present study aimed to profile the developmental patterns of discourse in second language (L2) writings among different first language (L1) groups. Applying the list of metadiscourse markers proposed by Ken Hyland to learner language, this study investigates variation of metadiscourse across proficiency levels, as well as across L1…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Computational Linguistics
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Asari, Yoko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Recasts, a type of implicit feedback, is widely used by EFL teachers for improving learners' communicative competence. Research suggests that teachers may use salience enhancement techniques in order to highlight the positive/negative evidence in recasts. This study was conducted to identify types of recasts and examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Mitsugi, Makoto – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of two instruction methods for teaching polysemous English prepositions ("at, in, on") and to explore learners' perception on learning tools used in the instruction when learning polysemous words. The first study investigated the effectiveness of schema-based instruction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Second Language Learning
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Kobayashi, Yuichiro; Abe, Mariko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of learners' L1s and proficiency levels on their written production. This study also examined the influence of speech upon their writing. The following research questions were explored: (a) How do L1 and proficiency levels of learners affect their degrees of register awareness? (b)…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aotani, Noriko; Sugino, Naoki; Fraser, Simon; Koga, Yuya; Shojima, Kojiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The aim of this study is to construct a model of a simple lexical network showing the strength and asymmetry of the connections between vocabulary items in the L2 mental lexicon of Japanese learners. The study focuses on eight nouns and investigates how they are networked, and whether the existing network structure formed by these nouns would be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics
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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
A study was conducted to examine the differences in narrative essays produced by skilled and unskilled EFL student writers. Twenty-six Japanese university students participated in the study. They were told to write a narrative story based on six-frame pictures. The students were classified into two groups, skilled and unskilled, according to the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Jung, Mi-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The aims of this study are to investigate the difference between peer- and teacher-assessment and to identify and explore the components in given criteria that students find easy or difficult when writing essays. One hundred and four essays and a survey were collected from 26 students at a Korean university in Seoul. The essays were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Essays, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Fujii, Kazuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explore the effective use of the core schema-based instruction (SBI) in a classroom setting. The core schema is a schematic representation of the common underlying meaning of a given lexical item, and was first proposed on the basis of the cognitive linguistic perspectives by the Japanese applied linguists Tanaka,…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Translation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Chung, Bohyon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This paper reports on the perception of Korean EFL learners toward feedback types on their written errors. The survey was administered using an adopted questionnaire from previous studies (Ishii 2011; Leki, 1991). This further allows a comparison of Korean EFL learners' attitudes with the responses to an identical questionnaire by Japanese EFL…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Akhand, Mohd. Moniruzzaman – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Now a day, the buzz word for a language classroom is "learner autonomy" that is defined differently by different experts. The fundamental of learner autonomy, however, is to involve the learning in the teaching and learning process. The term "webquest" is also a new concept to the teachers in this part of the world. A webquest…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Akase, Masaki; Uenishi, Koji – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The purposes of this study are (1) to longitudinally measure the receptive vocabulary size (VS) of Japanese EFL senior high school learners; (2) to investigate how the learners develop their VS; and (3) to describe the longitudinal developmental patterns of VS of each learner during their three years of high school. Kasahara's (2005) VS tests, a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Scores, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Ansarin, Ali Akbar; Manesh, Solmaz Saeeidi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Representation of languages in a bilingual mind in general and the way bilinguals restore words from their mental lexicon, and the way they retrieve words have been explored by many researchers resulting in varied findings. The more information regarding bilingual memory is obtained, the better image would be constructed about this knowledge…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Semantics, Priming, Bilingualism
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Zhou, Gang; Niu, Xiaochun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Vocal disorders are a very common occupation-related disease in teachers, though it has never been given enough attention in China. As a result, the occupational health care of professional voice users is surprisingly, undeveloped compared to the attention given to occupational hearing disorders or many other occupational symptoms. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Voice Disorders, Questionnaires, Incidence
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigated the extent to which Iranian EFL students are aware of the appropriate use of request speech act in English speaking contexts in terms of formality, politeness and indirectness. A researcher made discourse completion test (DCT) including 16 scenarios was distributed among 130 advanced students in private English institutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Effective use of outside source texts is one of the key components of successful academic writing. This study aims at clarifying Japanese university EFL students' citation behaviors in producing argumentative writing. Twenty-six Japanese university EFL students wrote an argumentative essay. Their essays were analyzed quantitatively by six…
Descriptors: Citations (References), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese
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