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Eddy, Peter, Comp.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1976
This is the fifteenth in a series of catalogues of ERIC documents of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics. The documents cited in the present list appeared in "Resources in Education" from January through June 1975. Titles are listed under the following headings and subheadings: (1) general: administration,…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education
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McLane, Kathleen, Comp.; Omaggio, Alice, Comp. – Modern Language Journal, 1977
This is the eighteenth in a series of catalogues of documents in the ERIC system that are of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics. The documents cited in the present list appeared in the monthly ERIC abstract journal "Resources in Education" (RIE) from July through December 1976. The list is compiled from all…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
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Tucker, G. R.; D'Anglejan, Alison – Modern Language Journal, 1971
Preparation of the manuscript was supported in part by grants from the Canada Council and the (Canadian) Defence Research Board. Discusses advancements made in bilingual programs in the U. S. and Canada. (DS)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism
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Kalivoda, Theodore B. – The Modern Language Journal, 1967
Data to be used for evaluating university foreign language departmental practices in the oral aspects of language usage were gathered from questionnaire responses. The study was limited to undergraduate programs in French and Spanish and involved data from 155 department heads. A list of items studied and their mean importance ratings is provided.…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, College Language Programs, Conversational Language Courses, French
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Clarke, Mark A. – Modern Language Journal, 1980
Examines a sampling of current ESL reading instruction practices, addressing the concern that the lack of a generally accepted theory of L2 reading constitutes a major obstacle to teaching and testing ESL reading skills. Summarizes the results of two studies and discusses their implications for ESL teachers. (MES)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Miscue Analysis
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Chastain, Kenneth – Modern Language Journal, 1980
Describes an experiment designed to determine which language errors interfere to the greatest degree with comprehension by native speakers of the language. For this purpose, an instructor prepared a list of most serious Spanish language errors which was submitted to native speakers for evaluation in terms of comprehension and acceptability. (MES)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Error Analysis (Language), Language Proficiency, Native Speakers
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Chastain, Kenneth – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Describes a study designed to examine native speakers' reactions to errors contained in compositions written by advanced Spanish students, as a measure of error seriousness and a guide for selective correction. Suggests that errors interfering with comprehension should be eliminated first, followed by those that elicit negative reactions from…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Error Analysis (Language), Higher Education
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Barry, Sue; Lazarte, Alejandro A. – Modern Language Journal, 1998
Tested how domain-related knowledge, syntactic complexity, and reading topic influence inference generation in the written recalls of English-speaking participants after they read Spanish historical texts. Three types of inferences were examined: within-text inferences, elaborative inferences, and incorrect inferences. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Inferences, Knowledge Level, Language Tests, Prior Learning
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Winitz, Harris – Modern Language Journal, 1996
Investigated whether the methodologies of explicit and implicit language instruction account for differences in the identification of grammatically well-formed sentences for college students of Spanish. Results showed that students receiving implicit instruction scored significantly higher in a grammaticality judgment test than those receiving…
Descriptors: College Students, Grammar, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Thomas, Wayne P.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1993
Compared 719 first-, second-, third-grade students enrolled in partial-immersion (PI) programs in Japanese, Spanish, or French to 3 comparison groups. Outcome measures used were a mathematics test, Metropolitan Achievement Test in Reading, and Student Oral Proficiency Rating. PI students scored at least as well as, and to some extent better than,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, French
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Stokes, Jeffery D. – Modern Language Journal, 1985
Describes a study of how the verb-form variables of tense, aspect, mode, person, number, and stem and suffix irregularities interact for lower-level students of Spanish to determine if performance can be improved by asking students to monitor an individual variable when many of such variables must be integrated in a particular exercise. (SED)
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Higher Education, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Meredith, Alan R. – Modern Language Journal, 1978
Spanish students in four inner-city high schools were first tested for conceptual tempo and then given the Test of Oral Proficiency in Spanish (TOPS). It is concluded that speeded and timed tests not only allow impulsive examinees to answer too soon, but often pressure normally reflective examinees to respond impulsively. (EJS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Conceptual Tempo, High School Students