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Vo, Son Ca; Vo, Yen Thi Hoang; Vo, Quyen Thanh – TESL-EJ, 2014
The amount of second language (L2) use has significant influence on native speakers' comprehension of L2 learners' speech. Nonetheless, few empirical studies examine how differences in the amount of language use affect the intelligibility and comprehensibility of nonnative speakers' reading and spontaneous speech. This study aims to contribute to…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Garcia, Paula – TESL-EJ, 2004
This study compares the performances of 16 advanced and 19 beginning English language learners on a listening comprehension task that focused on linguistic and pragmatic processing. Processing pragmatic meaning differs from processing linguistic meaning because pragmatic meaning requires the listener to understand not only linguistic information,…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation