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The Semantics Of Article Acquisition, Emily G. Renie 2019 Liberty University

The Semantics Of Article Acquisition, Emily G. Renie

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

Accurately using articles has consistently been a difficult task for English language learners as articles are often treated as solely grammatical forms rather than also recognizing as representatives of complex semantic properties. This paper aims to synthesize individual research on semantic factors which influence article acquisition and explore how they interact with each other. This paper especially focuses on how native and second language speakers of English acquire and understand the concepts of definiteness and specificity and explores these features within the framework of Chomsky’s theory of Universal Grammar. This paper examines the Fluctuating Hypothesis (FH) and its use ...


Entire Issue, 2019 Biola University

Entire Issue

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

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Front Matter, 2019 Biola University

Front Matter

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

No abstract provided.


Editorial: It Takes A Village – Community And Language Learning, Michael Pasquale 2019 Cornerstone Univserity

Editorial: It Takes A Village – Community And Language Learning, Michael Pasquale

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

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Envisioning Christian Presence And Practice In Online Teaching Contexts, Aliel Cunningham 2019 Calvin College

Envisioning Christian Presence And Practice In Online Teaching Contexts, Aliel Cunningham

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

Sweeping changes across the landscape of higher education have made colleges and universities around the country and around the world reassess their mission and reevaluate their priorities. One paradigm shift that is affecting both Christian and non-Christian institutions alike is adjusting to how new technological platforms for course offerings are changing the way curriculum content is shared and interactions with others is mediated. This shift can be seen most readily in the almost universal trend toward offering more courses online either through blended learning or completely online program models. As this trend continues, Christian educators (especially those in ELT training ...


Reviews, 2019 Biola University

Reviews

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

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English Language Teaching: Locating Faith In The Context Of Local And Global Dynamics, Carolyn Kristjansson 2019 Trinity Western University

English Language Teaching: Locating Faith In The Context Of Local And Global Dynamics, Carolyn Kristjansson

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the presence and outworking of Christian faith in the teaching and learning of English in the context of interconnected local and global dynamics. The pursuit is informed by conceptualizations of space as social text along with links to agency and identity. This frames the examination of classroom interaction data gathered in a community-based, volunteer-run, church-sponsored English as a Second Language program for adult newcomers to Canada. Classroom discourse and interaction are also considered with reference to interview comments made by program providers to gain insight into the significance they attach to ...


Expertise And Expression In Second Language Acquisition: An Embodied Perspective, Mia Burnett 2019 Linfield College

Expertise And Expression In Second Language Acquisition: An Embodied Perspective, Mia Burnett

Senior Theses

In directing our attention to mundane aspects of the human experience, we can discover new ways of interacting with and understanding the world. One such formative experience, regularly seen as mundane in much of the world, is learning a second language. It is no exaggeration to say that second language acquisition is one of the processes which most influences and drives our globalized world, and yet we understand and study this process relatively little.

Continuing the trends of naturalizing phenomenological inquiry, this project attempts to evaluate phenomenological approaches to skill acquisition alongside second language acquisition theory and research through an ...


Methods Of Teaching Latin: Theory, Practice, Application, Morgan A. Nicoulin 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Methods Of Teaching Latin: Theory, Practice, Application, Morgan A. Nicoulin

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this project, I present a way to effectively blend modern theories of language acquisition and the contemporary practice of teaching Latin. I intend to demonstrate that a curriculum is able to balance both traditional and innovative philosophies by adapting Second Language Acquisition Theory’s idealized way to learn a language to fit the realistic limitations of the classroom. I begin with a discussion of the history of language pedagogy, focusing on Latin’s influence on the study of language learning from antiquity to present. Next, I present the key topics in SLA and the practical implications of this research ...


The Practice Of Mainland Chinese Students Adopting English Names And Its Motivations, T. Leo Schmitt 2019 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Practice Of Mainland Chinese Students Adopting English Names And Its Motivations, T. Leo Schmitt

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines the Chinese practice of adopting English names in the context of Chinese international students studying at American institutions of higher education. This work adopts the position of Bourdieu (1991) that there is a fundamental unity of the market, in that economic and political capital is connected to linguistic and cultural capital. Prosperity in one area is linked to others; people who have wealth and power tend to use language and have names that are similarly valued. In this situation, we are able to make choices about our linguistic and cultural stances based on our status within society ...


Metaphor Theory And Its Relation To Social Policy, Victoria Anita Voorhees 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Metaphor Theory And Its Relation To Social Policy, Victoria Anita Voorhees

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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The Influence Of Investment On Generation 1.5, Karis E. Ryan 2019 Cedarville University

The Influence Of Investment On Generation 1.5, Karis E. Ryan

Linguistics Senior Research Projects

This study seeks to look at the relationship between Generation 1.5 language learners, and the investment that is made. It reflects on the influence that student language investment in an English-speaking high school has on the language identity and social capital of Generation 1.5. Following the learning patterns of three different immigrant students, readers will observe the differences and effects of investment in school programs, as well as the involvement and availability of ESL programs in public school systems.


An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis Of The Intelligibility Of Nepali-Accented English Vowels, Ettien Koffi 2019 St. Cloud State University

An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis Of The Intelligibility Of Nepali-Accented English Vowels, Ettien Koffi

Linguistic Portfolios

This research is carried out to gauge the intelligibility of vowels produced by 19 Nepali international students (10 male and 9 female) enrolled at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) in fall 2017. At the time of the study, the average length of residency of students was 2.4 years. The students’ data were collected for two interrelated projects. One focused on the social network of Nepali students at SCSU (see companion paper in this volume) and this one investigates the intelligibility of their vowels. Vowels are singled out because they play a greater role in intelligibility than consonants (Prator and ...


A Social Network Analysis Of Nepali Students At A Us University, Ettien Koffi 2019 St. Cloud State University

A Social Network Analysis Of Nepali Students At A Us University, Ettien Koffi

Linguistic Portfolios

Individuals in a community interact with others in small and large social groupings. Such interactions provide a wealth of information that can be exploited in multiple ways. In this paper, we investigate the social networks of Nepali students at St. Cloud State University, a comprehensive university in central Minnesota, USA. The participants are 10 males and 9 females. Their responses to survey/interview questions serve as the basis for this research. The aggregated data show that Nepali students have 76 “best friends” in their social networks, and that 45 of those are Nepali, 31 are international students from 12 different ...


An Acoustic Phonetic Account Of Vot In Russian-Accented English, Mikhail Zaikovskii, Ettien Koffi 2019 St Cloud State University

An Acoustic Phonetic Account Of Vot In Russian-Accented English, Mikhail Zaikovskii, Ettien Koffi

Linguistic Portfolios

Russian is known as a true voice language with pre-voicing of voiced stops and no aspiration. It has been noted in many linguistic studies that the native language plays an important role in second language acquisition. There is a study which shows that people continue using their L1 processing strategies of linguistic information to communicate in their second language (Culter and Norris, 1988; Koda, 1997). In this research, we are interested in seeing whether or not Russian speakers prevoice voiced stops when speaking English.


An Acoustic Phonetic Account Of The Confusion Between [L] And [N] By Some Chinese Speakers, Ettien Koffi 2019 St. Cloud State University

An Acoustic Phonetic Account Of The Confusion Between [L] And [N] By Some Chinese Speakers, Ettien Koffi

Linguistic Portfolios

Richards (2012) and Zhang (n.d.) report that some Chinese L2 speakers of English confuse /l/ and /n/. Koffi (2019:249-50) indicates that some acoustic correlates of /l/ and /n/ produced by Mandarin 6F, 8M, 9M, and 17M mask each other. Preliminary evidence suggests that this pronunciation is confined to speakers from Hubei, Sichuan, and Shangai. The goal of this investigation is to undertake a comprehensive study involving 27 Chinese speakers and their pronunciations of [l]s in the nouns and and of the [n] in the verb . The first part of the investigation is a confusion study. The second ...


A Longitudinal Acoustic Phonetic Study Of English Vowels By A Panamanian Speaker, Ettien Koffi, Fernando G. Lesniak 2019 St. Cloud State University

A Longitudinal Acoustic Phonetic Study Of English Vowels By A Panamanian Speaker, Ettien Koffi, Fernando G. Lesniak

Linguistic Portfolios

Longitudinal acquisitions of English vowels have been previously studied by Monroe (2008), Lai (2010), and others. Most of these studies rely primarily on an impressionistic methodology, i.e., native speaking judges listen to oral inputs by non-native speakers and rate the intelligibility of their vowels on a Likert scale. This is not so for this study. The assessment relies primarily on the speech signals emitted by Author 2 when reading vowels in citation form and in running speech. The F1 and F2 correlates of his vowels are measured at three different intervals: in 2011, in 2017, and in 2018. The ...


Teaching Chinese Students To Ask Wh-Questions, Xue Jiang, Ettien Koffi, Chad Kuehn 2019 St Cloud State University

Teaching Chinese Students To Ask Wh-Questions, Xue Jiang, Ettien Koffi, Chad Kuehn

Linguistic Portfolios

The challenges of a second language are many: one of those challenges for Chinese students of English is asking WH questions. This paper will attempt to illuminate what makes WH-questions in English challenging for the Mandarin L1 speakers, and why. Negative transfer from Mandarin structure and its effect on word order are especially analyzed. The implications for ESL/EFL learners and possible teacher interventions will also be explored, including the sequence in which Wh-Question words are to be introduced to learners.


An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis Of Northern Minnesota English Vowel Spaces, Michel Backstrom 2019 St. Cloud State University

An Acoustic Phonetic Analysis Of Northern Minnesota English Vowel Spaces, Michel Backstrom

Linguistic Portfolios

The dialect of Northern Minnesota English (NMNE) has been acknowledged as a leading suspect in the search for the Minnesota accent. Bartholdi (2015) produced a video, asking Minnesotans: “Are You MN Enough”? The majority of those who responded associated the Minnesota accent in the video with Northern Minnesota. This study seeks to reveal just what that particular dialect of Northern Minnesota actually looks like acoustically. Twenty speakers from the queried region were recorded saying the following eleven vowel phonemes three times [i, ɪ, e, ɛ, æ, ɑ, ɔ, o, ʊ, u, ʌ] within an isolated hVd structure. The recordings were ...


A Comprehensive Review Of F0 And Its Various Correlations, Ettien Koffi 2019 St. Cloud State University

A Comprehensive Review Of F0 And Its Various Correlations, Ettien Koffi

Linguistic Portfolios

This paper examines many acoustic characteristics of F0 and their relevance in linguistic analysis. It also highlights correlations between F0 measurements and vowel height, gender, accentedness, and phonation types. The latter is the center piece of the paper. This correlation is needed for a more reliable account of pitch contrasts in accent and tone languages. Two approaches are used in establishing this correlation. The first relies on a subharmonic equation and the second makes use of Critical band calculations. Both yield the same results. The data used to highlight these various correlations come from Peterson and Barney (1952), Hillenbrand et ...


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