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Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr; Alzubi, Ali Abbas – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Discourse-based approaches to EFL reading have shifted the students' passive role to become 'text resistant'. This paper examines the extent to which Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) enhances analytical reading practices in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among Preparatory Year students at Najran University. The paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Watanabe, Aya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study explores one novice learner's development of interactional competence in English as a foreign language based on data collected over a 4-year period at an after-school English program in Japan. Using conversation analysis (CA), the study focuses on how the learner develops methods to participate in the multiparty classroom interaction in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, After School Programs
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Leyland, Christopher – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Recent years have seen an upsurge in interest in epistemics/knowledge in interaction (e.g., Heritage, 2012a, 2012b; Stivers, Mondada & Steensig, 2011). Insights from such research are now being used by Second Language Acquisition (SLA) researchers yielding valuable insights into teacher-student interaction (e.g., Sert, 2013) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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De Costa, Peter I. – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Extending earlier research on the concept of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) (e.g., MacIntyre et al., 1998), this paper tests the WTC concept on a secondary school in Singapore where English is used as a lingua franca. In doing so, a layer of complexity is added to the WTC concept. By focusing on classroom interactions involving one immigrant…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Secondary School Students
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Siegel, Aki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
English as a lingua franca studies (ELF) from a socio-interactional perspective have illustrated the subtle actions of interlocutors that highlight their "situated identities" (Zimmerman, 1998) in talk-in-interaction. Many of these studies have focused on speakers' identities associated with ethnicity, nationality, or their first or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Official Languages