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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether Japanese university EFL students produce summaries of a narrative story differently under two different conditions: When they refer to the original text and when they do not do so. Specifically, the study examined the students' use of selection and deletion rules as well as paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Oi, Yoko Suganuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of the study was twofold. First, it investigated the kinds of writing tasks in textbooks used by senior high school students in Japan. Second, it examined the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels of the writing tasks in English-language textbooks for Japanese senior high school students. The study focused…
Descriptors: Textbooks, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
There are some English verbs that can be used both intransitively and transitively. Verbs such as "break," "close," and "melt" can appear in intransitive active, transitive active, and passive constructions. Although native English speakers know in what kind of context a target verb is used in a certain construction,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Mathieson, Paul – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Though generally under-utilised in spoken English, the passive voice plays a crucial role in formal, written English (Biber et al., 1999). An understanding of how the passive voice operates in English writing is therefore a vital skill for EFL learners in secondary and higher education so that they may be able to both understand and produce fluent…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Verbs, Language Usage
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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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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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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Academic writing at advanced levels is the most important way of demonstrating one's expertise in a discipline. Developing this kind of competence is especially a challenging effort for students in foreign language contexts. Many factors may be involved in determining why some students are more and some are less motivated in writing successful,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The current study was designed to unveil a group of EFL students' metaphors for English writing and determine whether engaging in peer dialogues helped students to modify their beliefs and practices. It was found that about one third of the elicited metaphors carried a negative tone towards English writing. The metaphor-sharing dialogues among…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Writing (Composition)
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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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Oi, Yoko Suganuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present study mainly focuses on the topic development in student written production through the consistency between student self-assessment and teacher assessment. In the present study, topic development means "cohesion", "overall organization", and "coherence". It proposes the next hypotheses: (i) Students could…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Assignments, Hypothesis Testing, Evaluation Methods
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Han, Eunhee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study presents how college freshmen students reflect on their writing skills using a triangular writing process. A triangular writing process consists of Clog as a freewriting format, personal journal log as an informal writing format, and writing assignments as a formal writing format. Participants were 47 undergraduate students who took…
Descriptors: Skill Development, College Freshmen, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction
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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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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
There have been many studies on the acquisition of English unaccusative verbs which make use of learner corpora. Most of these studies have so far concluded that even advanced learners of English ungrammatically passivize unaccusative verbs and produce sentences such as "*The accident was happened" and "*The mobile phone was…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese
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Dobakhti, Leila – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This paper investigates how boosters are used by qualitative and quantitative research article writers to express certainty. Boosters are words such as "definitely," "sure," "demonstrate" which signal writers' assurance in what they say. Drawing on a corpus of 200 research articles in Applied Linguistics, this study…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Applied Linguistics
Song, Minjong; Seong, Myeonghee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
An experimental study explored writing-learning relationship in a Korean college curriculum. Two teachers and 207 students participated and four sections of a freshman English reading course were used. Students in two sections were allocated to an experimental group, and students in the other two sections, to a control group. Based on the premise…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, College Curriculum
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