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Ito, Yasuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Second language (L2) acquisition research has explored the acquisition of various syntactic constraints by L2 learners, one of which is "wanna" contraction. However, there is still a very limited body of research regarding the acquisition of "wanna" contraction, both in first language (L1) and L2. The purpose of the study is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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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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Jung, Mi-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
The purposes of this study are to examine what type of errors students make more between form-based and meaning-based errors, as well as to investigate in which error categories Korean learners frequently make errors and mistakes. In three studies, 264 essays from 42 subjects who were at a Korean university were collected. This study adopted error…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students, Writing (Composition)
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Sahragard, Rahman; Kushki, Ali; Ansaripour, Ehsan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
The study was conducted to see if the provision of implementing corpora on English relative clauses would prove useful for Iranian EFL learners or not. Two writing classes were held for the participants of intermediate level. A record of 15 writing samples produced by each participant was kept in the form of a portfolio. Participants' portfolios…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Instruction
Sims, James – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study investigates possible changes in students' English language ability by means of a questionnaire administered to 18 experienced university teachers. The questionnaire measures changes in six domains: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and attitudes. The results of the questionnaire indicate that over the last decade a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, College Freshmen
Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Presently it is hard to find a thesis which have presented the teaching plan on how to teach the tense to Chinese learners on the spot of learning and even the textbooks in classes cover the subject of tense only in the medium or high level. The author considers that the learners' mistakes on the subject of tense are apt to be fossilized, if they…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Morphemes, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
Lee, Eunpyo; Jin, Seohoon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study explores medical college students' improvement on the TOEIC upon completion of English-only classes by comparing their pre- and post-TOEIC scores. The students' responses on the questionnaire were also reviewed. The subjects were the 44 first-year medical students taking the English-only classes that required active participation of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, College Students, Student Improvement, Language Tests
Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The purpose of this study is to suggest effective strategies for the development of communicative ability in ELT (English Language Teaching) by investigating learners' perceptions on strategies making language features more noticeable. The assumption in the study is based on the idea of output-oriented focus on form instruction, supporting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Any curriculum consists of several components: objectives, attitudes, time, students and teachers, needs analysis, classroom activities, materials, study skills, language skills, vocabulary, grammar and assessment. Before setting up a program or course of study, these components should be determined and described in detail. In fact, these elements…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teacher Role, Study Skills
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Lim, Jayeon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Investigates how different types of focus-on-form instruction affect second language learning of English grammatical structure, particularly present perfect. Results showed that subjects with both rule instruction and visual enhancement of input showed higher proficiency than other groups in the short term. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction
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Hahn, Hye-ryeong – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Identifies the status of "be" based on Korean English-as-Foreign-Language learners' developing interlanguage grammars. Korean English learners' utterance data were analyzed, with a special focus on one middle school learner. Analyses from the perspectives of developmental process and head direction suggest that the early emerging…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Interlanguage, Middle Schools
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Suh, Jae-suk – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 1999
Presenting four types of evidence, this article argues that grammatical competence should not be a subcomponent of communicative competence in second-language instruction, but have a separate status. Focuses on the critical role of grammatical competence in the overall development of target-language proficiency. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Interlanguage, Language Proficiency
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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