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Chen, Mei-Hua – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2019
Lexical competence is considered as an important indicator of language proficiency. While learning vocabulary, learners need to remember various aspects of knowledge about the word (e.g., meaning, form and use). Many vocabulary learning strategies have been proposed to help learners consolidate vocabulary knowledge. Among them, grouping words…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Chinese
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Chung, Siaw-Fong – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This paper explored a less-studied preposition, "after," and its uses in a corpus. The analysis included an inspection of dictionary senses, followed by the distributional patterns of parts-of-speech, the co-appearing verbs of "after," the contextual uses of [-"ly after"] and [-"ly after"+NOUN], and finally…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Language Usage, Workshops, English (Second Language)
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Liao, Pei Chia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
NNESTs have diverse educational backgrounds. For example, a number of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) have obtained their degrees abroad in English-speaking countries and have returned to their countries in English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) contexts, working alongside NNESTs who have been educated domestically. Yet, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Language Usage, Professional Identity
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Su, I-Ru; Chou, Yi-Chun – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
Most of the research on second language (L2) narratives has focused on whether or how L2 learners carry their L1 narrative styles into L2 narration; few studies have explored whether L2 learners' knowledge of the L2 also in turn affects their L1 narrative performance. The present study attempted to probe the issue of cultural transfer in narrative…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Chinese
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Mohammadi, Ali Mohammad; Nejadansari, Dariush; Youhanaee, Manijeh – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
Discourse markers (DMs) assist and persuade EFL classroom interlocutors to monitor their discourse production and comprehension process. This exploratory research investigated the index of pragmatic use (IPU), rate of use, frequency, and the pragmatic functions of "well" in Iranian university EFL teachers' and learners' classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Shih-ping; Tu, Pin-ning – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
There has long been a growing interest in journal article (JA) abstract writing, and this pervading interest has boosted the exigency for further research. This current study therefore aims to investigate both the various applications of verb tense and the rhetorical structure within JA abstracts. A corpus of 1,000 JAs was collected from four…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Journal Articles, Documentation, Verbs
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Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
The present study aims to investigate how conceptual symmetry plays a role in the use of spatial particles in English and to further examine its pedagogical implications via a corpus-based evaluation of the course books in senior high schools in Taiwan. More specifically, we adopt a quantitative corpus-based approach to investigate whether bipolar…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Correlation, Language Usage