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641. Lee, J. and Schallert, D. L. (2014), Literate Actions, Reading Attitudes, and Reading Achievement: Interconnections Across Languages for Adolescent Learners of English in Korea. The Modern Language Journal, 98(2): 553573. doi: 10.1111/modl.12088
Location:
Korea (south)
Type of subjects/data: students
No. of subjects/data: 289
Instruments: Questionnaire, Test
Method of analysis: - L1 and L2 reading attitude factors were identified using factor analysis
- correlations between attitude factors within and across languages, reading attitude factors and reading achievement in L1 and L2, and associations among reading frequency, reading attitude, and reading achievement were measured
statistics: descriptive statistics, correlation, factor analysis, multiple regressions, Cohen's d, Bonferroni correlation, t-test, ANOVA, MANCOVA
Other aspects:
Research design:
Level of detail: Low

Keywords:
reading attitudes; reading achievement; associations between L1 and L2 reading; reading frequency; adolescent readers


642. Gregersen, T., Macintyre, P. D. and Meza, M. D. (2014), The Motion of Emotion: Idiodynamic Case Studies of Learners' Foreign Language Anxiety. The Modern Language Journal, 98(2): 574588. doi: 10.1111/modl.12084
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: students
No. of subjects/data: 6
Instruments: Task/ activity, Self-report, Video recordings, Interview
Method of analysis: variability in state language anxiety and heart rate was measured and compared
Other aspects: software for measuring changes in levels of foreign language anxiety
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Research design:
Level of detail: Low

Keywords:
affect; anxiety; learner variables; idiodynamic; emotion


643. Xiao, Y. and Wong, K. F. (2014), Exploring Heritage Language Anxiety: A Study of Chinese Heritage Language Learners. The Modern Language Journal, 98(2): 589611. doi: 10.1111/modl.12085
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: students
No. of subjects/data: 87
Instruments: Questionnaire
Method of analysis: - scores from the four skill-based anxiety scales were compared
- the relationships among the four skill-based anxieties were examined
statistics: descriptive statistics, correlation, ANOVAs, Principal Component Analysis, Multiple regression
Other aspects:
Research design:
Level of detail: Medium

Keywords:
foreign language anxiety; heritage language learners; writing anxiety; writing process


644. Li, P., Eskildsen, S. W. and Cadierno, T. (2014), Tracing an L2 Learner's Motion Constructions Over Time: A Usage-based Classroom Investigation. The Modern Language Journal, 98(2): 612628. doi: 10.1111/modl.12091
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: student
No. of subjects/data: 1
Instruments: Audio-recordings
Method of analysis: - audio-recordings of classroom interaction were transcribed
- motion verbs in the transcription were extracted and coded
- frequencies and patterns of the use of the motion verbs were analysed
Other aspects: audio-video databased of classroom interaction, The Multimedia Adult English Learner Corpus (MAELC)
Research design:
Longitudinal research
Level of detail: Medium

Keywords:
second language development; motion constructions; usage-based linguistics


645. Kibler, A. K. (2014), From High School to the Noviciado: An Adolescent Linguistic Minority Student's Multilingual Journey in Writing. The Modern Language Journal, 98(2): 629651. doi: 10.1111/modl.12090
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: student
No. of subjects/data: 1
Instruments: Written report/ paper, Interview, Observation
Method of analysis: - written samples were categorized by language and by genre
- interviews and observation notes were coded inductively using an open coding process
Other aspects:
Research design:
Longitudinal research
Level of detail: High

Keywords:
writing; multilingual; bilingual; adolescent; longitudinal; English language learner


646. Waninge, F., Dörnyei, Z. and De Bot, K. (2014). Motivational Dynamics in Language Learning: Change, Stability, and Context. The Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 704-723.
Location:
Netherlands
Type of subjects/data: students
No. of subjects/data: 4
Instruments: Observation, Questionnaire, Rating scale
Method of analysis: - students' level of motivation was measured using Motometer (the rating scale)
- observation data and questionnaires were coded and analysed
Other aspects: Motometer: the motivation rating scale
Research design:
Level of detail: High

Keywords:
motivation; emergentism; foreign language (FL) learning; classroom-based research


647. Thoms, J.J. (2014). An Ecological View of Whole-Class Discussions in a Second Language Literature Classroom: Teacher Reformulations as Affordances for Learning. The Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 724-741.
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: Teacher, students
No. of subjects/data: 1, 18
Instruments: Video recordings, Audio-recordings, Questionnaire, Stimulated recall, Observation
Method of analysis: - categories of interaction patterns were established
- interaction patterns were coded as 3 types of teacher reformulations that served as affordances for learning
Other aspects:
Research design:
Exploratory research
Level of detail: Medium

Keywords:
affordance; classroom discourse; ecology; second language literature; teacher reformulations


648. Dings, A. (2014). Interactional Competence and the Development of Alignment Activity. The Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 742-756.
Location:
Spain
Type of subjects/data: student
No. of subjects/data: 1
Instruments: Task/ activity
Method of analysis: - alignment moves in conversations were analysed focusing on patterns, changes, and developments in the subject's participation
Other aspects:
Research design:
Longitudinal research
Level of detail: Low

Keywords:
interactional competence; alignment; intersubjectivity; conversation analysis; second language acquisition; Spanish


649. Palmer, D.K., Martínez, R.A., Mateus, S.G., Henderson, K. (2014). Reframing the Debate on Language Separation: Toward a Vision for Translanguaging Pedagogies in the Dual Language Classroom. The Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 757-772.
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: teachers
No. of subjects/data: 2
Instruments: Interview, Observation, Video recordings, Task/ activity
Method of analysis: ethnographic methods and discourse analysis
Other aspects:
Research design:
Ethnographic research
Level of detail: Low

Keywords:
emergent bilinguals; dual language education; bilingual language acquisition; instructional strategies; translanguaging


650. Xu, Y., Chang, L.Y. and Perfetti, C.A. (2014). The Effect of Radical-Based Grouping in Character Learning in Chinese as a Foreign Language. The Modern Language Journal, 98(3), 773-793.
Location:
United States
Type of subjects/data: students
No. of subjects/data: 48
Instruments: Text/ textbook, Test, Task/ activity
Method of analysis: - accuracy rate and reaction time in the tasks performed by beginning and intermediate level learners were analysed and compared over time.
Other aspects:
Research design:
Level of detail: High

Keywords:
character; Chinese as a foreign language; orthography; proficiency; radical knowledge


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