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Language Attitudes In Algeria, Kamal Belmihoub 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Language Attitudes In Algeria, Kamal Belmihoub

Publications and Research

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Students In Transition: Introducing English Language Learners From Asia, Africa, And The Middle East To U.S. History, Bill Clark 2018 University of Vermont

Students In Transition: Introducing English Language Learners From Asia, Africa, And The Middle East To U.S. History, Bill Clark

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

This two-year action research project discusses the transitions that English Language Learners (ELLs) experience in moving from remedial second language learning to content-area courses. Two cohorts of twenty-seven ELL students from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East—fifteen students in 2015-16 and twelve in 2016-17— participated in a U.S. History course while attending the pseudonymous West Ackerly High School.

Absent a pedagogical bridge connecting ELL instruction with social studies practice, I created a curriculum that emphasized the democratic principles embedded in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—concepts that general education students have known almost from birth—as ...


Describing The Acquisition Of The Passive Voice By A Child Learner Of Japanese As A Second Language From A Processability Theory Perspective, Junko Iwasaki, Rhonda Oliver 2018 Edith Cowan University

Describing The Acquisition Of The Passive Voice By A Child Learner Of Japanese As A Second Language From A Processability Theory Perspective, Junko Iwasaki, Rhonda Oliver

ECU Publications Post 2013

This longitudinal case study reports on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language (L2) by a child learner with English as his first language (L1) who was acquiring Japanese naturalistically. In particular this study focusses on the acquisition by the child of a non-canonical mapping structure, namely the passive voice in relation to canonical mapping structures (e.g., the active voice) within the framework of the Unmarked Alignment Hypothesis (UAH) and the Lexical Mapping Hypothesis (LMH). These hypotheses are two of the main pillars of the extended Processability Theory (PT) (Pienemann, Di Biase & Kawaguchi, 2005). When compared to a ...


Assessment And Analysis Of Receptive And Expressive English Language Development In Spanish Speaking Ells And Native English Speakers Using The Pre-Klba, Candace LaPrairie 2018 Eastern Illinois University

Assessment And Analysis Of Receptive And Expressive English Language Development In Spanish Speaking Ells And Native English Speakers Using The Pre-Klba, Candace Laprairie

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to examine the trends and differences in receptive and expressive English language development in native English speakers and Spanish-speaking English language learners (ELL). It also aims to analyze the relationship between auditory comprehension and narrative production skills and semantic skills and narrative production skills in native English-speakers and Spanish-speaking ELLs. Eighty-three preschool-aged children (17 Spanish-speaking ELLs and 66 Native English-speakers) were administered the Pre-Kindergarten Language Benchmark Assessment (Pre-KLBA) in Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. This study utilized a three by two ANOVA to evaluate and determine: 1) If there are differences in ...


Evaluation In Moderation: Evaluative Adjectives In Student Academic Presentations, Alla Zareva 2018 Old Dominion University

Evaluation In Moderation: Evaluative Adjectives In Student Academic Presentations, Alla Zareva

English Faculty Publications

Evaluation is inherent in academic discourse and fundamental to shaping college students’ critical thinking and ability to assess the status of discipline-specific information. The current study focused on the use of evaluative adjectives in native English speaking (L1) and English as a second language (L2) college student academic presentations (N = 40). The goal was to find out how the two groups of presenters compared on their frequency, referential choices, variability of evaluative adjectives, patterns of adjectival structures, and level of sophistication of the adjectives they used and also to identify common trends for both groups along the categories. The findings ...


Linguistic And Cognitive Measures In Arabic-Speaking English Language Learners (Ells) And Monolingual Children With And Without Developmental Language Disorder (Dld), Areej Mazin Balilah 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Linguistic And Cognitive Measures In Arabic-Speaking English Language Learners (Ells) And Monolingual Children With And Without Developmental Language Disorder (Dld), Areej Mazin Balilah

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Understanding the current level of language knowledge in English Language Learners (ELLs) can present a challenge. The standardized language tests that are commonly used to assess language tap prior knowledge and experience. ELLs may score poorly on such ‘knowledge-based’ measures because of the low levels of exposure to each of their languages. Considerable overlap has been found on several knowledge-based measures (Paradis, 2010) between ELLs and monolingual children with an unexpected delay in language development known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Measures of cognitive processing, on the other hand, are less dependent on ELLs’ linguistic knowledge because they employ nonlinguistic ...


Developing Recipient Competence During Study Abroad, Midori Ishida 2017 San Jose State University

Developing Recipient Competence During Study Abroad, Midori Ishida

Faculty Publications

Partly as a response to Kinginger's (2009) call for studies that examine the interaction in which L2 speakers participate during study abroad and its relationship with long-term development, this chapter explores what features of social interaction might afford L2 speakers opportunities to "form new practices" (Pallotti & Wagner, 2011, p. 1), especially when using receipts.


Interactional Competence In Japanese As An Additional Language: An Overview, Tim Greer, Midori Ishida, Yumiko Tateyama 2017 Kobe University

Interactional Competence In Japanese As An Additional Language: An Overview, Tim Greer, Midori Ishida, Yumiko Tateyama

Faculty Publications

Speaking a language involves more than just knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation: It also requires the abilities to interpret what your interlocutor is saying, to formulate a relevant response, and to deliver it in a timely manner. In addition, it entails skills such as dealing with trouble in talk when it arises and being able to identify an appropriate moment to start speaking. In short, it requires interactional competence (IC). As this applies to speaking a language other than one's first, this volume of Pragmatics & Interaction examines specific interactional competences {ICs) that speakers of Japanese as an additional ...


Program Models, Pre-Service Teachers, And Emergent Bilingual Instruction, Hannah R. Meineke 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Models, Pre-Service Teachers, And Emergent Bilingual Instruction, Hannah R. Meineke

Theses and Dissertations

It is estimated by the year 2030, over 40% of the K-12 population in U.S. schools will be children whose first language is not English (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007; Shin & Ortman, 2011). This situation has potential academic consequences for emergent bilingual students (EBS) attending schools without adequate accommodations. The issue of teachers who are underprepared to meet the needs of EBS contributes to the academic consequences absorbed by this K-12 population, and to the social and cultural cycle of oppression for this marginalized group. Thus, integrating knowledge, skills, and dispositions (KSDs) beneficial for meeting the needs of EBS ...


Gichi-Ayaa Mashkawziiwin, Suzette E. LaCasse (Anishinaabe-Ojibwe) 2017 Northern Michigan University

Gichi-Ayaa Mashkawziiwin, Suzette E. Lacasse (Anishinaabe-Ojibwe)

Conspectus Borealis

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Exploring And Understanding Of Administrators’, Teachers’, And Students’ Expectations And Actual Use Of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning In A Saudi Tertiary Context, Bader A. Algubaisi 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Exploring And Understanding Of Administrators’, Teachers’, And Students’ Expectations And Actual Use Of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning In A Saudi Tertiary Context, Bader A. Algubaisi

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This study aimed at bringing administrators, teachers and students into the conversation of integrating TELL. By exploring their understanding and beliefs about using technology and by also making a connection to their actual practices, the study shed a light on the importance of considering all three groups into the planning and use of technology to enhance language learning. This study explored three different areas in relation to technology-enhanced English language learning within a Saudi EFL tertiary context. These three different areas included: The current state of technology use at this Saudi EFL Tertiary context; administrators’, teachers’, and students’ expectations of ...


English Medium “National” Journals Beyond The Anglophone Center: A Qualitative Study Of Multilingual Scholars And Their Publishing Decisions In Taiwan, Cheryl L. Sheridan 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

English Medium “National” Journals Beyond The Anglophone Center: A Qualitative Study Of Multilingual Scholars And Their Publishing Decisions In Taiwan, Cheryl L. Sheridan

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This qualitative study investigates the publication practices of multilingual humanities and social sciences scholars in Taiwan. The purpose is to identify the forces and issues that have influenced participants’ publication decisions in general, and with Taiwan-based English medium journals (TBEMJs) in particular. The dissertation is embedded in the semiotic habitat of Taiwanese higher education (HE), which is theorized as a complex sociolinguistic system (Blommaert, 2010, 2014) beyond the Anglophone center and impacted by its own history and globalization influences. Researchers’ activity in this system is described in terms of center-directed mobility and margin-directed locality along indexical scales of education, institution ...


Code-Switching And Its Challenges: Perspectives On Translanguaging In The Efl/Esl Classroom, Michael Spooner 2017 Utah State University

Code-Switching And Its Challenges: Perspectives On Translanguaging In The Efl/Esl Classroom, Michael Spooner

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Structured in sections that represent the author’s teaching perspectives and research perspectives, the portfolio comprises reflective pieces written at the end of the Master of Second Language Teaching program and other pieces written as coursework during the author’s study in that program. In the first section, the author describes the principles that guide his own teaching and, in light of those principles, he reviews his experience as a learner, reports on observations of other teachers, and assesses his own performance based on observations done by others. The second section offers a set of four research papers that progressively ...


Effects Of Dialogic Reading In A Special Day Class, Donna Senn 2017 Dominican University of California

Effects Of Dialogic Reading In A Special Day Class, Donna Senn

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

Early Childhood Special Education provides services to children aged three to five years. A predominant identifier is very low communication skills (Shevell, et al, 2003; Kaiser & Roberts, 2011; Robertson & Ohi, 2016). Dialogic Reading techniques have demonstrated successes in various settings (Hargrave & Senechal, 2000; Whitehurst et al., 1988; Trivette & Dunst, 2009). The rationale for this study was grounded in Rogoff’s, “apprenticeship in thinking” (1990, p. 7) theory. The research literature reviewed centered on three primary lines of inquiry namely, 1) The social aspect of language learning; 2) Speech and language interventions; and 3) Dialogic reading strategies. This study utilized the qualitative case method approach. Data for the study was collected during a four week period of in-class intervention. Data analysis from the study revealed that the intervention using a dialogic reading strategy enabled the participants to increase their learning, use of expressive vocabulary, and the complexity, use of multiword phrases.


Multilingual Institutional Discourses Of Negotiation And Intertextuality In Writing Center Interactions In Macao, Alice S. Lee 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Multilingual Institutional Discourses Of Negotiation And Intertextuality In Writing Center Interactions In Macao, Alice S. Lee

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This dissertation explores the identity enactments (Bucholtz & Hall, 2005) of 14 multilingual university writing center tutors and multilingual student writers who use English and Putonghua to negotiate their interactions. The study is situated within sociocultural theory (Vygotsky, 1978) and uses ethnographic methods such as observation, interviews, and conversation analysis to more fully describe the participants’ writing center tutorial interactions. The research site is in Macao, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Macao’s postcolonial past and neocolonial present help shape the discourses that are present at the research site.

The study adds to the growing ...


Pensamiento Crítico, Conciencia Cultural Y Tecnología: Actividades Para Cursos De Español Como L2, Alejandra Balestra, Laura Gasca Jiménez 2017 University of Houston

Pensamiento Crítico, Conciencia Cultural Y Tecnología: Actividades Para Cursos De Español Como L2, Alejandra Balestra, Laura Gasca Jiménez

Laura Gasca Jiménez

El objetivo de este artículo es describir el diseño de materiales apropiados para la construcción del conocimiento sociocultural y crítico en dos cursos de español como L2 en una universidad urbana de Estados Unidos. Este trabajo es el resultado de las investigaciones sobre el diseño y desarrollo de materiales apropiados para estudiantes de segunda lengua que se ha llevado a cabo en los últimos años en el Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Houston. Los materiales se diseñaron y desarrollaron según los postulados teóricos de la pedagogía crítica, el desarrollo del pensamiento crítico y la conciencia social crítica ...


El Efecto De La Traducción Pedagógica En La Precisión Morfosintáctica: Un Estudio Preliminar Con Estudiantes Avanzados De Esl, Laura Gasca Jiménez 2017 Fairfield University

El Efecto De La Traducción Pedagógica En La Precisión Morfosintáctica: Un Estudio Preliminar Con Estudiantes Avanzados De Esl, Laura Gasca Jiménez

Laura Gasca Jiménez

En este artículo se exponen los resultados de un estudio longitudinal de cuatro semanas de duración sobre el efecto de la traducción pedagógica en la precisión morfosintáctica en la segunda lengua. Seis estudiantes universitarios matriculados en un curso de nivel avanzado de español como segunda lengua en la Universidad de Houston participaron en el estudio. El curso tenía como objetivo contribuir al desarrollo de la competencia comunicativa de los estudiantes mediante la introducción de la práctica de la traducción directa (L2>L1) e inversa (L1>L2), con un particular énfasis en esta última modalidad. Los participantes llevaron a cabo una ...


Multilingualism And Multiculturalism: Opinions From Spanish-Speaking English Learners From Mexico, Central America, And South America, Cailey Catherine Moe 2017 Portland State University

Multilingualism And Multiculturalism: Opinions From Spanish-Speaking English Learners From Mexico, Central America, And South America, Cailey Catherine Moe

Dissertations and Theses

Within the population of adult English-language learners in the United States, the largest portion is comprised of Spanish speakers from Mexico and Central and South America. At the same time, Spanish is the second-most commonly spoken language in the U.S., and an increasing presence in U.S. media and culture. This puts English learners from this demographic in a unique position with respect to language and culture acquisition and the experience of working towards their goals within U.S. society at large.

The purpose of this study is to explore motivations and beliefs about language and culture held by ...


Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


It​ ​Is​ ​Time​ ​To​ ​Tackle​ ​Aspect!​ ​Some​ ​Insights​ ​To​ ​Help​ ​Clear​ ​Up The​ ​Tense/Aspect​ ​Mystery, Andreas Schramm 2017 Hamline University

It​ ​Is​ ​Time​ ​To​ ​Tackle​ ​Aspect!​ ​Some​ ​Insights​ ​To​ ​Help​ ​Clear​ ​Up The​ ​Tense/Aspect​ ​Mystery, Andreas Schramm

School of Education Faculty Publications

In this article, Dr. Andreas Schramm draws on the research of his graduate students, colleagues, and from his own recent sabbatical to describe what makes the tense-aspect system in English notoriously challenging to teach and learn, and to show that it can nonetheless be explicitly taught. Drawing from his experience as an English learner and one-time English teacher in training, he shares anecdotes and practical tips to help English as a Second and Foreign Language teachers unpack the meaning of tense and aspect for their learners.


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