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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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Park, Siwon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This paper examines how different test methods may tap different aspects of second language knowledge. It employs multiple-choice (MC) and constructed response (CR) items which yield distinct or convergent information in the computer delivered testing of English in its presentation of this factor. In order to examine the effects of test method, a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This study makes an attempt to investigate the correlations between manifold aspects, namely both syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations, the four major derivative word forms, which represented morphological knowledge, six dimensions of analytic relations (i.e. component-integral, member-collection, portion-mass, stuff-object, feature-activity,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Correlation, Knowledge Level
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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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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study tried to examine the level of anxiety of Iranian high school students in English language exams and their attitudes towards English language learning. Further, relationship between these two variables and the differences between test anxiety and attitude in different genders and majors of study were addressed. Westside Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Jangarun, Kamolphan; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study investigated the similarities and differences in the use of discourse connectors (DCs) in argumentative essays of American undergraduate students (AMs), Thai with high-English exposure (THHs) and Thai with low-English exposure (THLs). The data of these three groups were collected from 60 essays; 20 essays were from the corpus of…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Statistical Analysis, Essays
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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 assess second language (L2) spoken English using automated scoring techniques. Automated scoring aims to classify a large set of learners' oral performance data into a small number of discrete oral proficiency levels. In automated scoring, objectively measurable features such as the frequencies of lexical and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring, Automation
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Tian, Shuang; Murao, Remi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The present study examined the use of prosody in semantic and syntactic disambiguation by means of comparison between Japanese and Chinese speakers' production of English sentences. In Chinese and Japanese, lexical prosody is more prominent than sentence prosody, and the sentential meaning contrast is usually realized through particles or a change…
Descriptors: Semantics, Suprasegmentals, Japanese, Chinese
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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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