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Sparks, Richard; Ganschow, Leonore – Modern Language Journal, 1993
A theoretical basis for a first-/second-language link is presented along with an explanation of why current global theories of language are incomplete. Implications for foreign language (FL) methodology and instruction for students with FL learning problems are addressed. (123 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Language Research, Learning Problems, Linguistic Theory
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Nagata, Noriko – Modern Language Journal, 1993
In a study of the application natural language processing to second-language instruction, two versions of the Nihongo-CALI (computer-assisted language instruction) system were developed. Empirical data support the possibility/effectiveness of intelligent CALI to facilitate second-language acquisition. (19 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Error Analysis (Language), Japanese, Language Acquisition
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Sparks, Richard L.; Ganschow, Leonore – Modern Language Journal, 1993
A discussion of the Linguistic Coding Deficit Hypothesis presents an overview of the theory; describes five prototypes of second-language learners, each illustrated by a distinct language processing profile; and examines how the ability to identify prototypes can help teachers interpret student difficulties and design instruction to address them.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
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Davis, James N; Bistodeau, Linda – Modern Language Journal, 1993
Data from Think Aloud protocols were used to determine how two groups of adult subjects approached reading. Analysis indicates that vocabulary proficiency has a power impact on psychological processing of second-language reading by novices but also that culturally determined literacy practices may be a factor. (Contains 34 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Language Acquisition