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Davis, James N.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1992
Student attitudes toward the study of literature in a foreign language were examined, based on a survey of introduction to literature courses in French and Spanish. Most students revealed positive attitudes. A review of previous research and the survey instrument are included. (38 references) (LB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, French, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation
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Koda, Keiko – Modern Language Journal, 1993
The application of language processing skills between 2 languages with dissimilar morphosyntactic features was investigated with 72 American university students learning Japanese. Results suggest that learners' first- and second-language knowledge both play a significant role and that the linguistic knowledge and coding capability for text…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English, Japanese, Language Processing
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Fryer, T. Bruce; Day, James T. – Modern Language Journal, 1993
An established preintern language program, the interdisciplinary Master's in International Business Studies at the University of South Carolina, is described. Graduate survey results suggest the importance of the internships but also some need to link culture studies more closely with language studies. The questionnaire is appended. (25…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cultural Awareness, Education Work Relationship, Field Experience Programs
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Schinke-Llano, Linda; Vicars, Robert – Modern Language Journal, 1993
In a study of learners' levels of comfort with language activity types allowing differing degrees of interaction, 110 first-year college students of French, Spanish, and Italian were surveyed at a university and community college. Results suggest the value of activities facilitative of negotiated interaction. The questionnaire is appended. (10…
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Higher Education