Identifying Plosives in L2 English

Identifying Plosives in L2 English

This volume investigates the difficulties adult L2 users of English encounter with plosive consonants.

Author: Elena Kkese

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ISBN: 3034320604

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This volume investigates the difficulties adult L2 users of English encounter with plosive consonants. It presents the results of two tasks examining the acquisition of plosive voicing contrasts by college students with CG backgrounds. These results are discussed in relation to the approaches of second language phonology and speech perception.
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Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

Comparative Studies in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

What are the factors affecting the identification of plosive consonants for bilingual CG users of L2 English? In particular: (a) What is the effect of consonant voicing in the identification of plosives? (b) How is the identification of ...

Author: Lydia Sciriha

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

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This volume reports on bilingual practices in contemporary societies in a number of European and non-European countries. The topics discussed here include language use and language learning in a bilingual context, issues in bilingual education, the use of language in the linguistic landscape, language and the media, language perceptions, language use and attitudes, and the use of language as a vantage point for the study of social change. This book captures the various different approaches and viewpoints on bilingualism by researchers who have focused on contexts such as Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the USA. Of the 17 chapters here, five deal with aspects of bilingualism in Malta, which, in view of its minuscule size but complex language use, offers itself as an excellent laboratory for the scientific study of bilingualism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms

Identifying plosives in L2 English: The case of L1 Cypriot Greek speakers. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang AG. doi:10.3726/b10379 Kkese, E. (2018). Assessing L2 writing in the absence of scoring procedures: Construction of rating scales ...

Author: Neokleous, Georgios

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799827238

Category: Education

Page: 767

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Literacy has traditionally been associated with the linguistic and functional ability to read and write. Although literacy, as a fundamental issue in education, has received abundant attention in the last few decades, most publications to date have focused on monolingual classrooms. Language teacher educators have a responsibility to prepare teachers to be culturally responsive and flexible so they can adapt to the range of settings and variety of learners they will encounter in their careers while also bravely questioning the assumptions they are encountering about multilingual literacy development and instruction. The Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms is an essential scholarly publication that explores the multifaceted nature of literacy development across the lifespan in a range of multilingual contexts. Recognizing that literacy instruction in contemporary language classrooms serving diverse student populations must go beyond developing reading and writing abilities, this book sets out to explore a wide range of literacy dimensions. It offers unique perspectives through a critical reflection on issues related to power, ownership, identity, and the social construction of literacy in multilingual societies. As a resource for use in language teacher preparation programs globally, this book will provide a range of theoretical and practical perspectives while creating space for pre- and in-service teachers to grapple with the ideas in light of their respective contexts. The book will also provide valuable insights to instructional designers, curriculum developers, linguists, professionals, academicians, administrators, researchers, and students.
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L2 Writing Assessment

L2 Writing Assessment

“English as a Foreign Language: Spelling Development: A Longitudinal Study”. Applied Psycholinguistics 33, no. ... “Identifying Plosives in L2 English: The Case of L1 Cypriot Greek Speakers”. Linguistic Insights: Studies in Language and ...

Author: Elena Kkese

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527542686

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 171

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When severe reading and spelling problems are not detected at an early stage in the school context, students may not be able to overcome them even in adulthood. Such problems in the worst cases may lead to developmental dyslexia or developmental dysorthographia, which are severe learning disabilities. Early intervention, though, can prevent these problems. Consequently, involving students in an active writing programme and providing them with ample opportunities to use spelling words in frequent writing can be the answer to such an inquiry. Meaningful writing can further facilitate spelling acquisition since in this manner, they can gain control over their work and learn to focus on the writing process and not exclusively on the final product. The book addresses these issues in order to help educators and clinicians identify such problems early, while it also acts as a practical guide to instruction and assessment.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Tertiary education language learning a collection of research

Tertiary education language learning  a collection of research

Elena Kkese's research interests include L2 difficulties emphasising on phonology, spelling, and writing (Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Rehabilitation, TheraLab). She is the author of Identifying Plosives in L2 English: ...

Author: Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

ISBN: 9782490057887

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 183

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Despite the contributions language centres across the globe have made to language education and higher education in general, few publications have a specific focus on research work produced by language centre faculty. The purpose of this reviewed, edited volume entitled Tertiary education language learning: a collection of research, consisting of eight chapters, is to fill some of this gap by giving insights into the type of research conducted in various fields of applied linguistics in a university language centre context. The volume may be of interest to university language centre practitioners and researchers, university policymakers and administrators, general language practitioners, teacher trainers, and university curriculum academic bodies. The editors hope that the present publication will be viewed as a valuable contribution to the literature and a worthy scholarly achievement.
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Global Trends Dynamics and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption

Global Trends  Dynamics  and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption

Elena Kkese's research interests include the difficulties of Cypriot Greek users concerning the L2 acquisition of English with special emphasis on phonology , spelling , and writing . She is the author of Identifying Plosives in L2 ...

Author: Zhuplev, Anatoly

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799875505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Over the past two centuries, the world’s socio-economic progression has gone through profound paradigm changes unfolding along four major development stages. Higher education has been an important part of this process. The accelerated pace of technological, socio-economic, and business innovations as well as ongoing fundamental changes in the real world call for progress in pedagogy. While modern universities have adapted in various degrees through information platforms such as Blackboard or Brightspace, video conferencing, and other technological innovations, they still commonly rely on pedagogical ideas and concepts rooted in a thoroughly pre-modern era rooted in medieval times. Global Trends, Dynamics, and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption explores the genesis of higher education and its contemporary structure and profile in major global regions and discusses key trends, dynamics, drivers, and developmental imperatives currently shaping business education. Covering topics such as business education, online education, and strategic development, this book is essential for teachers, managers, trainers, faculty, administrators, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students involved in studies that include industrial, economic, social, urban, innovation, legal, and policy development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference Speech and Corpora

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference  Speech and Corpora

The dynamics of perception and production of VOT patterns in English by Brazilian learners Ubirata Kickhofel ALVES, ... identifying and producing the distinction between word-initial voiceless and voiced plosive consonants in English.

Author: Heliana Mello

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN: 9788866553519

Category: Corpora (Linguistics)

Page: 471

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Categories: Corpora (Linguistics)

Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Child Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

In a study comparing native Korean-speaking adult and children's vowel perception of English, children who lived in North America for 3 years were less accurate in identifying English vowel pairs than those with 5 years of residence.

Author: Fangfang Li

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This book focuses exclusively on child bilinguals or children exposed to a second language in various learning contexts. Through the presentation of research on how children learn the sound systems or lexicon in two languages and via different routes, the book aims to paint a comprehensive picture of child bilingualism and second language learning. In addition, the book features contributions focused on theoretical overviews and methodological approaches. Researchers from diverse disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, and speech-language pathology contributed to the book that thus represents an effort to integrate multiple views and perspectives. The book is useful for researchers, clinicians, and educators who work with children acquiring or learning a second language in different settings. It should also be of interest to university students studying bilingualism and/or second language acquisition or parents raising bilingual children.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Phonology of English as an International Language

The Phonology of English as an International Language

( 1991 : 91 ) The production of dark [ 1 ] is problematic for most learners of English , and many never acquire it . On the other hand , its regular ... It thus seems unreasonable to have ' higher ' expectations of L2 speakers .

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421643

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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This book advocates a new approach to pronunciation teaching, in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than imitating native speakers. It will be of interest to all teachers of English as an International Language, especially Business English. It proposes a basic core of phonological teaching, with controversial suggestions for what should be included.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Current Research in Applied Linguistics

Current Research in Applied Linguistics

correspondence between English spelling and pronunciation; b) the fact that personal factors such as motivation, language aptitude or L2 background also influence on the students' learning process; or, c) the fact that, apart from being ...

Author: Paula Rodríguez-Puente

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443862523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This volume offers a representative selection of the papers presented at the Third ELC International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC3), held in Santiago de Compostela, 21–22 September 2012. The book is structured into four parts. Part I comprises syntactic studies on the auxiliary verb get in Indian English, the grammar of verbs capable of occurring with or without an object in Contemporary English, and isolated if-clauses. Part II includes two papers dealing with word formation patterns and with crosslinguistic influences on motion expression in English and Spanish. The studies in Part III discuss topics related to second language acquisition, such as the difficulties encountered by Spanish speakers in learning English pronunciation, verbal morphology production by Japanese learners of English, and the effects of elicitation on students’ production of English past tense forms. The papers in Part IV revolve around discourse analysis and psycholinguistics, addressing topics such as automatic sentiment detection, perspectival construal patterns in language and cognition, and the effect of emotional valence on disambiguation processes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistic Tips for Latino Learners and Teachers of English

Linguistic Tips for Latino Learners and Teachers of English

The primary purpose of the surveys has not been only to identify the problems , but also to solve those problems and ... For instance , the plosives / p , i , k in English form a natural class of sounds that are : a ) aspirated in most ...

Author: Edward Y. Odisho

Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173031226793

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

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This book is written for both Latino (Hispanic) learners and teachers of English as a second language. The book is innovative in helping Latino learners and teachers overcome chronic and difficult barriers, such as the cases relevant to certain vowels, consonants and the overall rhythm of English. The methodology and techniques used to teach the two-vowel systems of English and Spanish is rarely encountered in modern linguistic literature.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Ideophones Mimetics and Expressives

Ideophones  Mimetics and Expressives

words, while English speakers habitually encode manner of motion in the main verb, both Japanese and Korean speakers often encode manner in (mimetic) adverbs or adjuncts. It has also been found that L2 speakers' L1 affects their ...

Author: Kimi Akita

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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This volume explores new frontiers in the linguistic study of iconic lexemes known as ideophones, mimetics, and expressives. A large part of the literature on this long-neglected word class has been dedicated to the description of its sound symbolism, marked morphophonology, and grammatical status in individual languages. Drawing on data from Asian (especially Japanese), African, American, and European languages, the twelve chapters in this volume aim to establish common grounds for theoretical and crosslinguistic discussions of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, acquisition, and variation of iconic lexemes. Not only researchers who are interested in linguistic iconicity but also theoretical linguists and typologists will benefit from the updated insights presented in each study.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Marang

Marang

For instance the voiced velar plosive / g / is present and recurrent in the three major Nigerian languages but about 60 % of ... Attention of learners and speakers of English in L2 environments should be drawn to dialectal variations in ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132154209

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... LL02509 Influence of familiarity on identifying prosodic vocalizations produced by children with severe dysarthria ... LL03900 On the Phonetics of Cypriot - Greek Geminate Plosives ; LL02949 Voice onset time for female trained and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079657428

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Canadian Slavonic Papers

Canadian Slavonic Papers

Considering these findings , it seems reasonable to assume that adult L2 learners of Russian will learn to read the ... whether their pronunciation of in was palatalized or unpalatalized , voiced or unvoiced , plosive or nonplosive .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121674910

Category: Slavic philology

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Categories: Slavic philology

Acta Universitatis Lodziensis

Acta Universitatis Lodziensis

... bilabial voiceless plosive which in this context should be aspirated in English . However , as aspiration does not bring about the change of meaning in Polish , the Polish subjects should not have problems identifying it .

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ISBN: UOM:39015068977746

Category: English language

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Categories: English language

Leben mit mehreren Sprachen

Leben mit mehreren Sprachen

Wie und unter welchen Umständen hat sich das mehrsprachige Repertoire verändert? Welche Lernstrategien waren subjektiv erfolgreich? Welche Erinnerungen, Emotionen und Einstellungen werden mit unterschiedlichen Sprachvarietäten verbunden?

Author: Rita Franceschini

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039103407

Category: Central Europeans

Page: 254

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Die hier aufgearbeiteten Sprachbiographien - lebensgeschichtliche Erzählungen zum Erwerb von mehreren Sprachen - geben aus der Sicht der Betroffenen Antworten auf wichtige mit dem Spracherwerb zusammenhängende Fragen: Welche Sprachen und Dialekte spielten in der frühen Kindheit, in der Schule, im Freundeskreis und später im Berufsleben eine Rolle? Wie und unter welchen Umständen hat sich das mehrsprachige Repertoire verändert? Welche Lernstrategien waren subjektiv erfolgreich? Welche Erinnerungen, Emotionen und Einstellungen werden mit unterschiedlichen Sprachvarietäten verbunden? Wie die Beiträge dieses Bandes zeigen, gewinnen Einzelaussagen zu individuellen Erfahrungen mit der Mehrsprachigkeit an Aussagekraft, wenn sie in ihrer inhaltlichen und formalen Integration in biographische Erzählstrukturen erfasst werden; typische Verläufe des Erwerbsprozesses in seiner biographischen Einbettung werden dank des Vergleichs verschiedener Fallbeispiele deutlich. Die Beschäftigung mit sprachbiographischen Erzählungen kann so Anstösse für eine Sprachtheorie geben, die am Sprachgebrauch interessiert ist und das System Sprache als Aufbau und Ausbau von Fähigkeiten in Wechselwirkung mit der kommunikativen Umwelt sieht. Dans les biographies langagières étudiées ici - un ensemble de narrations autobiographiques concernant l'acquisition de plusieurs langues -, des personnes elles-mêmes plurilingues racontent leur propre parcours, en répondant aux questions suivantes : quels langues et dialectes ont joué un rôle dans leur petite enfance, à l'école, dans les contacts avec les amis, dans la vie professionnelle ? Comment et dans quelles circonstances leur répertoire plurilingue a-t-il changé ? Quelles stratégies d'apprentissage ont-elles développées avec succès ? Quels souvenirs, quelles émotions et attitudes sont-ils, pour elles, associés aux différentes langues utilisées ? Comme le montrent les contributions de ce volume, ces témoignages individuels sur le plurilinguisme apportent d'autant plus d'informations qu'on les aborde, à la fois sur le plan formel et conceptuel, à travers la structure de récits de vie. En outre, une analyse comparative de différents cas permet d'identifier des évolutions-types du processus acquisitionnel. L'étude de biographies langagières peut ainsi nourrir une réflexion théorique sur les langues en usage, en abordant le système linguistique comme un ensemble de compétences qui se développent et se transforment dans le cadre d'interactions communicationnelles avec l'environnement.
Categories: Central Europeans