The Use of L1 Cognitive Resources in L2 Reading by Chinese EFL Learners

This book focuses on the effects of L1 cognitive resources on L2 reading e.g. the effects of L1 reading ability, the ability in L1 mental-structure building, L1 cognitive use in L2 reading, and other related cognitive mechanisms and ...

Author: Shiyu Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317538714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book focuses on the effects of L1 cognitive resources on L2 reading e.g. the effects of L1 reading ability, the ability in L1 mental-structure building, L1 cognitive use in L2 reading, and other related cognitive mechanisms and capacities of EFL learners in China. It integrated test-based and product-oriented as well as VPA-based (verbal protocol analysis) and process-oriented experiments to address the problems of reading in a second language. This book provides several theoretical, methodological and pedagogical insights, including the multidimensional nature of L2 reading and Vygotskyan sociocultural theory as a suitable L2 reading framework, combined approaches on L2 studies, and the rewarding active use of L1 cognitive resources in L2 learning.

Assessing Listening for Chinese English Learners

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Author: Pan Zhixin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315526683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This book reports in detail the newly developed Communicative Listening Comprehension Test (CLCT) for the National College English Test (CET) of China. Following the principles of communicative testing in general and test construction approach proposed by Bachman and Palmer (1996) in particular, the project develops CLCT for CET-4 and CET-6. The research begins with the construction of frameworks of listening task characteristics and communicative listening ability. Subsequently, based on a survey of Chinese college students' English listening needs and an analysis of listening tasks in influential English listening course books and public tests, CLCT-4 and CLCT-6 test specifications are developed. Finally, sample papers are produced and a series of posteriori studies are conducted to examine the difficulty and usefulness of the newly developed notes-completion task type in two CLCT tests. As an example of successful integration of communicative testing theories and test construction practice, this research provides valuable insights into listening test development for other large-scale tests.

A Corpus Study of Collocation in Chinese Learner English

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Author: Yuanwen Lu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315464725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Collocation is an important tool in describing lexical behaviour in language and has received increasing attention in recent years. Based on two corpora: LOCNESS (the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays) and MLC (the Non-English major Mainland Chinese Learner Corpus), this book explores the features of Chinese learner English with analysis of grammatical and lexical collocations. The findings show that Chinese university students use collocations with considerably less variety and Chinese language and culture exert a substantial influence on their English writing. It also discusses ways to tackle the problems Chinese English learners face and the pedagogical implications for teaching English and learning English collocations. As one of the first systematic studies to investigate collocations in Chinese learner English based on learner corpora, this book not only analyzes how Chinese learners use collocations in their English writing, but also provides significant implications for foreign language teaching and learning.

Patterns and Meanings of Intensifiers in Chinese Learner Corpora

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Author: Chunyan Wang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315473727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Intensification plays a major role in spoken and written interaction, enabling the writer or speaker to express different levels of commitment. This book explores the patterns and meanings of intensifiers in Chinese learner English by ways of comparison with native English. The study is conducted within the theoretical framework of Firthian contextual theory of meaning, Sinclairian model of Extended Units of Meaning (EUM) and Hunston's pattern grammar. The method of contrastive inter-language analysis (CIA) is adopted and the intensifier collocations in learner English and native English are explored by means of quantitative and qualitative analyses of corpora data. This book is the first attempt to investigate the patterning and meaning features of intensifiers systematically with the corpora data in Chinese learner English. Readers will obtain a relatively complete picture of how Chinese learners use intensifiers to realize their attitudinal meanings.

Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse

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Author: Xinren Chen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000699852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Public discourse constitutes the language environment of a town or a city, which forms part of the social environment of a country or a region. Based on extensive first-hand data collected from public places, mass media and the Internet, this monograph attempts critical pragmatic studies of public discourse in the contemporary Chinese context. By applying pragmatic theories and analytical instruments to the analysis of the data, including business names, advertisements, public signs and notices, and news, the book showcases such discursive practices as personalization and subjectivization and reveals such social problems as unhealthy social mentalities, “pragmatic traps”, suspect discrimination, and vulgarity. It exemplifies a way of combining the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach and the pragmatic approach with a clear focus on the pragmatic issues. This book will not only be a necessary addition to the academic discipline of pragmatics in general, and critical pragmatics in particular, but also lay bare the problems existing in the use of public discourse and suggest several ways to improve such use. While it addresses the Chinese data only, the proposed analyses may contribute to international readers’ understanding of public discourse in contemporary China and serve as a reference for similar researches worldwide.

Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person

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Author: Pin Wang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315469287

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book investigates the lexico-grammatical complementarity in language in its construal of person as a semantic system. Given the vast and wide spectrum of resources for expressing distinctions in the assignment of person roles in language, this book presents person-related system networks covering a rich range of semantic features. It also studies the system of person in relation to other major semantic systems instead of regarding it as one isolated component of language parallel to gender, number, case, etc. Systemic features of person are in turn realized by lexicogrammar, whose components, lexis and grammar form a relationship of complementarity in the process of transforming human experience into meaning. Person-related meaning can be either realized by lexical means, i.e. entity, process, quality, or grammatical means, i.e. pronouns, clitics, affixes, zero forms. Besides, such meaning is also found to be realized at some indeterminate areas along the lexis-grammar continuum. A special feature of this book is that it observes the lexicalization and grammaticalization of person based on evidence from a variety of languages. Readers will be presented a comprehensive look into the meaning of person and will be encouraged to reflect on its realization in their own languages.

Language Policy

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Author: Bingjun Yang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315436920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In recent years, research has prospered in the study of language policy. However, there are still many problems behind this prosperity. For example, much of the research lacks theoretical intervention and neglects perspectives of linguistic theories. This book, a trailblazer for academic researchers in the fields of language policy and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) as appliable linguistics, examines language policy from the perspective of SFL, which could provide different angles for language policy and offer a valuable attempt to test SFL as appliable linguistics. This book also explores many typical controversial issues in Chinese language policy with an SFL approach, such as ongoing conflicts between Putonghua and dialects. It not only addresses authentic problems emerging from the implementation process of Chinese language policy, but also has produced some feasible and customized suggestions to improve Chinese language policy.

On Aesthetic and Cultural Issues in Pragmatic Translation

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Author: Xiuwen Feng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317528555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book focuses on the cross-cultural advertising communication and aesthetic issues of brands and brand slogans. Based on the pragmatic translating theories and case studies of a few classic brand translations, the book puts forward the Three Aesthetic Principles of translating brands. The book special features the cultural in addition to the business aspect of introducing China Time-honored Brands to foreign markets. Readers will learn about the great importance of the aesthetic issues and cultural communications in translating brands and brand slogans through this book.

Language and Learning

Wells); "Chinese Orthography and Reading" (O. J. L. Tzeng); "Task-Centred Assessment in Language Learning" (G. Brindley); "Task as a Unit of Teaching Analysis" (S. J. Hall); "Using a Functional Approach in Assessing Written Texts" (D.

Author: Norman Bird

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ISBN: 9627854387

Category: Cognition

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Papers from a 1993 International Conference on Language in Education include: "A Language Development Approach to Education" (M. A. K. Halliday); Text, Talk, and Inquiry: Schooling as a Semiotic Apprenticeship" (G. Wells); "Chinese Orthography and Reading" (O. J. L. Tzeng); "Task-Centred Assessment in Language Learning" (G. Brindley); "Task as a Unit of Teaching Analysis" (S. J. Hall); "Using a Functional Approach in Assessing Written Texts" (D. Nunan); "Steppe by Step: A Cultural Approach to Language Tasks" (C. Barron); "Coherence and Continuity in the Task-Centred Language Curriculum: Global Education as a Framework for Task-Based Language Teaching" (B. Bushell, B. Dyer); "From Task Description to Task Enactment: Teachers' Interpretation of Language Learning Tasks" (G. T. Sachs, S. Kong, A. Lo, T. Lee); "How Students Revise Propositions" (P. Falvey, S. Sengupta); "Writing from Sources: Does Source Material Help or Hinder Students' Performance?" (J. A. Lewkowicz); "Effects of Signalling on Reading Comprehension" (I. K. B. Lee); "The Variety and Effectiveness of Strategies Employed in Vocabulary Explanations in EFL Classes in Hong Kong" (A. L. On-lai); "English Extensive Reading in the Primary Curriculum" (V. Yu, E. Chu, S. Yuen-lan, R. Yau); "Investigating Lexis beyond the Most Frequent Words, Part 2" (N. Bird); "The Future Role of EFL Textbook Resources in Hong Kong" (B. Adamson, J. C. K. Lee); "Concordancing for School" (V. Pickard, K. Chan, J. Tibbetts); "What Makes Authentic Materials Different? The Case of English Language Materials for Educational Television" (A. McNeill); "Resources for the Independent EFL Learner in Japan" (S. M. Ryan); "Action Research Contributes More to Teaching Than Just Solving Discrete Problems in the Classroom" (A. Mueller); "Computer-Mediated Communication and Teacher Education: The Case of Telenex" (D. Coniam, S. Sengupta, A. B. M. Tsui, W. Kam-yin); "Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Good and Poor Chinese EFL Learners" (G. Yong-qi); "Chinese Readers' Metacognitive Awareness in Reading Chinese and English" (C. Chern); "The Impact of Illustrations and Cultural Schemata on Hong Kong Pupils' Reading Comprehension and Recall of Text" (T. Dolan); "Word Printed Frequency/Familiarity and Structure Complexity Effects on L1 and L2 Word Recognition Processes in Chinese" (Y. Sun); "A Word in Your Ear: To What Extent Does Hearing a New Word Help Learners To Remember It?" (M. Hill); "Pig in the Middle? Effects of Mediating Tasks on Cognitive Processing of Text" (D. M. Allison, V. Berry, J. Lewkowicz); "The Assessment of Spoken Language Under varying Interactional Conditions" (V. Berry); "The Grammatical Awareness and Knowledge of Hong Kong Teachers of English" (S. Andrews); "Some Characteristics of Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers of English" (A. McNeill); and "Using Concurrent Verbal Reports as Teaching Tools in Language Teacher Education" (M. Falvey). (MSE)

Phonological Working Memory and Second Language Acquisition

A Developmental Study of Francophone Children Learning English in Quebec Leif Michael French ... strong correlations between L1 and L2 reading spans has led to the view that L2 processing indeed relies on the same cognitive resources in ...

Author: Leif Michael French

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ISBN: IND:30000109133763

Category: Foreign Language Study

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There has been little research on the role phonological memory plays in different aspects of children's second language development. The present study investigated the developmental relation between phonological memory and second language acquisition in grade 6 Francophone children enrolled in a 5-month intensive English program in Quebec's Saguenay region."