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Syntactic complexity in college-level English writing: Differences among writers with diverse L1 backgrounds
This paper explores differences in the syntactic complexity in English writing among college-level writers with different first language (L1) backgrounds. Expand
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A corpus-based comparison of syntactic complexity in NNS and NS university students’ writing
We analysed 600 essays from the Written English Corpus of Chinese Learners and the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays using 10 syntactic complexity measures to investigate whether and the extent to which NNS and NS university students’ writing differs with respect to length of production unit. Expand
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Providing graduated corrective feedback in an intelligent computer-assisted language learning environment
A study that explores the design, effectiveness and learners’ perception toward a graduated (Aljaafreh & Lantolf, 1994) approach to CF, i.e., feedback that progresses from very general and implicit to very specific and explicit, in an intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) environment. Expand
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The expression of stance in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study of stance adverbs
  • Haiyang Ai
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Int. J. Asian Lang. Process.
  • 2012
In this study, we draw upon the five-million-word Academia Sinica Balanced Corpus of Modern Chinese to investigate a comprehensive set of 34 stance adverbs expressing certainty, likelihood, attitude, and style across various modes of communication, diverse genres, and media channels. Expand
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The grammatical features of English in a Chinese Internet discussion forum
Recent research in world Englishes shows that the lexis-grammar interface, or lexicogrammar, constitutes an important area for investigating structural nativisation of local varieties of EnglishExpand
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Chinese Learners of English See Chinese Words When Reading English Words
AbstractThe present study examines when second language (L2) learners read words in the L2, whether the orthography and/or phonology of the translation words in the first language (L1) is activatedExpand
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Speech perception in a second language: Hearing is believing—seeing is not
This study examined the effects of the speaker’s face and accent on second language (L2) speech perception. Forty-two Chinese speakers of English immersed in the L2 environment were instructed toExpand