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Wang, Zhaozhe – L2 Journal, 2019
L2 writers likely perceive "good academic writing" as impersonal (Hyland, 2002; Shen, 1989; Tang & John, 1999). Yet research has shown that every linguistic and rhetorical choice that a writer makes--including, the presence/absence and different forms of self-mention--potentially reveals the writer's authorial identity (Ivanic,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Academic Language, Persuasive Discourse
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Allen, Heather Willis; Goodspeed, Lauren – L2 Journal, 2018
This qualitative study explored the impact of reading on writing in a collegiate French culture course that emphasized genre-based writing pedagogy. In particular, the study focused on how 19 advanced collegiate learners of French used model text resources in writing a letter-manifesto and what their perceptions were of participation in…
Descriptors: French, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Blyth, Carl – L2 Journal, 2018
This essay examines textual engagement of two students during a Multiliteracies lesson on a French poem ("Liberté", Paul Eluard) in terms of the "multilingual subject" (Kramsch, 2009) and "the authentic speaker" (Van Compernolle, 2016). The case studies are based on personal data: (1) the students' autobiographies…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Concept, Poetry, Multilingualism
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Shin, Ji-Young; Velázquez, Ashley J.; Swatek, Aleksandra; Staples, Shelley; Partridge, R. Scott – L2 Journal, 2018
Previous research has shown that developing second language (L2) academic writers use a limited set of reporting verbs in comparison to more advanced writers (Biber & Reppen, 1998; Hinkel, 2003; Kwon, Staples, & Partridge, 2018; Neff et al., 2003; Staples & Reppen, 2016). These writers also tend to rely on verbs that are typical for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Language, Writing (Composition), Verbs
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Tsai, Mei-Hsing – L2 Journal, 2017
Many synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) studies have been conducted on the nature of online interaction across a range of pragmatic issues. However, the detailed analyses of resistance to advice have received less attention. Using the methodology of conversation analysis (CA), the present study focuses on L2 peer review activities…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Peer Teaching
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Jensen, Eric Carl – L2 Journal, 2017
Many contemporary second language (L2) instructional materials feature collocation exercises; however, few studies have verified their effectiveness (Boers, Demecheleer, Coxhead, & Webb, 2014) or whether these exercises can be utilized for target languages beyond English (Higueras García, 2017). This study addresses these issues by…
Descriptors: Spanish, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Keneman, Margaret Lynn – L2 Journal, 2017
The study of foreign languages has historically been a cornerstone in higher education for a variety of very good reasons, one being that it will help students develop a sensitivity to diversity. This rationale is compelling in theory, but requires a practical approach for instruction that actually guides students towards such a learning outcome.…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, French, Communicative Competence (Languages), Teaching Methods
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Gramling, David J.; Warner, Chantelle – L2 Journal, 2016
This contribution questions to whom and to whose learning experience has the idiom of crisis that so pervades the domain of U.S. foreign language teaching been addressed. The authors report on an advanced foreign language classroom-based study from 2013, in which undergraduate German learners translated a 14-page prose poem about translingual…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Translation
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Reichert, Tetyana – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper contributes to the much debated yet still largely unanswered question of how second language (L2) learning is anchored and configured in and through social interaction. Using a sociointeractional approach to second language (L2) learning (e.g., Hellermann, 2008; Mondada & Pekarek Doehler, 2004; Pekarek Doehler, 2010), I examine…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Malinowski, David – L2 Journal, 2016
Building upon paradigms of language and languaging practices as "local" phenomena (Canagarajah, 2013; Pennycook, 2010, Pietikäinen & Kelly-Holmes, 2013), this paper narrates a teacher's experience in an undergraduate seminar in applied language studies as an exploration in transdisciplinarity-as-localization. Taught by the author in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Seminars, Interdisciplinary Approach, Applied Linguistics
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Kinginger, Celeste – L2 Journal, 2016
In qualitative research on Americans in study abroad contexts, female gender often emerges as problematic, with young women portrayed as hapless victims of sexual harassment. The assumption underlying interpretation of these studies appears to maintain that female students are victimized because they find themselves in places where inherently…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Sexual Harassment
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Jang, In Chull – L2 Journal, 2015
Young adults in South Korea are encouraged to constantly develop their skills and qualifications to meet the challenges posed by the job market in the country's neoliberal post-IMF crisis economy. This paper examines the ways in which changes in South Korea's labor market and corporate recruitment culture have affected the ideologies and practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Wolcott, Timothy; Motyka, Matthew J. – L2 Journal, 2013
In this paper, we examine the case of Veronica, an American undergraduate studying abroad in Paris, whose struggles to negotiate linguistic and cultural differences highlight a deeply personal and emotional attempt to reconcile the symbolic values she assigns to her national, ethnic and "imagined" identities. While at first glance this…
Descriptors: Bias, Religious Factors, Study Abroad, Case Studies