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  • Questionnaire-based pronunciation studies: Italian, Spanish and polish students’ views on their English pronunciation 

    Nowacka Marta (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    Rather than casting new light on teaching pronunciation, the outcome of this study is consistent with the findings of other research on foreign students’ choice of preferred pronunciation model, which is undeniably native ...
  • Perception of Fa by non-native listeners in a study abroad context 

    Avello Pilar; Mora Joan Carles; Pérez-Vidal Carmen (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    The present study aims at exploring the under-investigated interface between SA and L2 phonological development by assessing the impact of a 3-month SA programme on the pronunciation of a group of 23 Catalan/Spanish learners ...
  • The English pronunciation teaching in Europe survey: selected results 

    Henderson Alice; Frost Dan; Tergujeff Elina; Kautzsch Alexander; Murphy Deirdre; Kirkova-Naskova Anastazija; Waniek-Klimczak Ewa; Levey David; Cunnigham Una; Curnick Lesley (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    The results of EPTiES reveal interesting phenomena across Europe, despite shortcomings in terms of construction and distribution. For example, most respondents are non-native speakers of English and the majority of them ...
  • English read by Japanese phonetic corpus: an interim report 

    Makino Takehiko; Aoki Rika (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    The primary purpose of this paper is to explain the procedure of developing the English Read by Japanese Phonetic Corpus. A series of preliminary studies (Makino 2007, 2008, 2009) made it clear that a phonetically-transcribed ...
  • Combining different types of data in studying attitudes to English as a Lingua Franca 

    Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan; Kabalin Borenić, Višnja; Josipović-Smojver, Višnja (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    This paper deals with the attitudes of Croatian speakers to ELF, in particular to its pronunciation. Four methods were combined to reach conclusions about the status of ELF in Croatia: diary study, teacher interviews, a ...
  • The perception of English-accented polish – a pilot study 

    Szpyra-Kozłowska Jolanta; Radomski Marek (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    •Does familiarity with a specific foreign language facilitate the recognition and identification of that accent in foreign-accented Polish?
  • This is tom = /ZYZYS’tom/ pronunciation in beginners’ EFL textbooks then and now 

    Sobkowiak Włodzimierz (Versita, 2012-10-21)
    The textbook appears to be one of the most fundamental elements of all formal-setting foreign language teaching and learning. Textbooks function in a foreign language classroom in many capacities (Cunningsworth 1995), one ...
  • Do Marked Topics Enhance Memory? 

    Netz, Hadar; Eviatar, Zohar; Kuzar, Ron (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    We examined the effects of markedness, the deviation from the canonical Subject-Verb-Object structure in English, on the memory of listeners for the topic of the sentence. We used three marked topic constructions: ...
  • Repairing Tales from Japan: Changes Over Time in Personal Narratives 

    Riney, Timothy (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    At two different times, Time 1 and Time 2, 13 participants in Japan (8 Japanese and 5 Americans) were asked to spontaneously respond in English to this prompt: "Tell me about one of the most exciting or dangerous moments ...
  • Temporal Inferences in Conversation 

    Paul, Christine (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    Within this article, I explore how coproductions (expansions made by a second speaker upon a previous utterance) and questions regarding prior utterances work to verbalize inferences regarding the temporal information in ...
  • The Effects of a Combined Output and Input-Oriented Approach in Teaching Reported Speech 

    Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Anna ORCID (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    The participants of the study are 74 first year students of the English philology who were divided into four groups: 3 treatment groups and a control one. The study results do not mirror those reported in the vast majority ...
  • Analyzing Use of Thanks to You: Insights for Language Teaching and Assessment in Second and Foreign Language Contexts 

    Lanteigne, Betty; Crompton, Peter (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    This investigation of thanks to you in British and American usage was precipitated by a situation at an American university, in which a native Arabic speaker said thanks to you in isolation, making his intended meaning ...
  • Can we Ensure the Intended Interpretation of an Utterance? 

    Hirschová, Milada (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
  • The Effect of Content Instruction in L2 on L1 Pragmatics 

    Kanik, Mehmet (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    This study investigates whether content instruction in English has an impact on L1 pragmatics. In this study a discourse completion test with eight request situations in Turkish was given to three groups of Turkish students ...
  • "Implicature-Laden" Elicitations in Talk Radio Shows 

    Herczeg-Deli, Ágnes (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2012-01-02)
    Indirect elicitations in talk radio programmes on BBC Radio are not uncommon, notwithstanding, misunderstanding between the host and his conversational partner is not frequent. Investigating some of the reasons this paper ...