• Research Article

    A Case Study of College EFL Learners’ Perceptions toward Conference-based Flipped Learning Management

    토론 기반 Flipped Learning 운영에 대한 대학생 영어 학습자의 인식조사 사례 연구

    Byun, Jihyun, Jung, Kyutae

    변지현, 정규태

    The current study aims to explore the model of team-teaching based on the flipped learning class in an English linguistics class. Also ... + READ MORE
    The current study aims to explore the model of team-teaching based on the flipped learning class in an English linguistics class. Also, the study plans to investigate the EFL learners’ overall perceptions toward the flipped learning class. The data were collected from various sources to ensure the reliability of the study. The following were elicited from the current study. First, flipped learning courses can be divided into three parts, including pre-activity, in-class activity, and post-activity. Second, it is important for instructors to offer various activities to foster learners’ participation. Third, instructors should consider students’ current linguistic levels when preparing pre-class activities. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    A Complex Identification of the Syllabic Consonants: /l/ and /n/

    성절자음에 대한 통합적 분석: /l/과 /n/ 중심으로

    Oh, Kwanyoung

    오관영

    The purpose of this study is to explore the underlying forms and formation processes of the syllabic consonants /l/ and /n/, identify ... + READ MORE
    The purpose of this study is to explore the underlying forms and formation processes of the syllabic consonants /l/ and /n/, identify issues of previous studies related to them, and then suggest new approaches based on Harmonic theory. For this, we considered the conditions and constraints of syllabic consonants. However, some cases were found which were not consistent with the syllabic conditions or with the restriction of homorganicity between the syllabic liquids and the preceding consonants. As a result, we suggested two different kinds of underlying forms for the syllabic consonants /Cl/ and /əC/ on the bases of word structures, acoustic analyses, and articulation. Also, comparing three approaches that were based on Generative, Government, and Prosodic explanations, we found limitations on each of them. Thus, through adopting Level-approach within the theory, we can explain concisely both the fluctuation of the syllabic consonants and complex phonological phenomena caused by adding the suffixes -ing and -ily to stems. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    The Structural Relationships Between EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Knowledge and Their Vocabulary Learning Strategy Use

    EFL 학습자의 어휘 지식과 어휘 학습 전략 사용 간의 구조적 관계

    Lee, Jeong-Won

    이정원

    The current study aims at investigating the structural relationships between EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge and their vocabulary learning strategy use depending upon ... + READ MORE
    The current study aims at investigating the structural relationships between EFL learners’ vocabulary knowledge and their vocabulary learning strategy use depending upon their level of vocabulary knowledge. For the study, 1,124 high-school students were divided into two groups according to their vocabulary knowledge. The results showed that there were significant differences in the students’ vocabulary learning strategy use according to their vocabulary knowledge, and that three factors for high-level students (context use, repetition in writing, and learning range of words) and two for those in low level (meaning checking and learning range of words) had direct influence on the enhancement of their vocabulary knowledge, and other factors in each level exerted indirect influence through the direct factors. Teaching implications are discussed. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    Korean University Learners’ Use of English Internet Materials

    한국 대학생들의 영어 인터넷 자료 사용에 관한 연구

    Jung, Mie-Ae, Kim, NamHee
    This study aims to explore the characteristics of usage of English Internet materials used by Korean EFL university students. Five hundred seventy-six ... + READ MORE
    This study aims to explore the characteristics of usage of English Internet materials used by Korean EFL university students. Five hundred seventy-six Korean university students participated in this study. The results showed that Korean university students used English online videos or YouTube the most. The students used English internet materials for leisure activities more than for information search and learning activities. While there were no gender differences in using English internet materials, statistically significant differences were found between the academic years and proficiency groups. Based on the results, pedagogical implications were suggested for English teaching and learning. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    A Meta-Analysis of Extensive Reading Researches

    영어 다독 활동의 효과: 메타분석

    Chae, Hee-Sook

    채희숙

    The effects of extensive reading have been extensively examined by many researchers in approximately the two last decades. The current study aims ... + READ MORE
    The effects of extensive reading have been extensively examined by many researchers in approximately the two last decades. The current study aims to investigate the overall effectiveness of extensive English reading. A meta-analysis is conducted to answer research questions and to identify future research directions. Two types of empirical studies are included: those including group contrasts based on a comparison of a control group and experimental groups, and pre-post contrasts that only include experimental groups in the analysis. This study includes 31 papers from research databases on extensive reading researches in a classroom setting and synthesizes 48 cognitive effects and 20 affective effects from these papers under investigation in a manner of quantifying their means and standard deviations to derive generalizations. Findings show a medium effect size (g=.579) for pre-post contrasts and a larger one (g=.713)for group contrasts. In sum, the available research to date suggests that extensive reading improves students' reading proficiency and should be a part of language learning curricula. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    Online Application of Principle C in L2 Pronoun Resolution: Evidence from Self­Paced Reading
    An, Youngjae
    This study reports the results from a self­paced reading experiment that investigates Korean-English second language (L2) speakers’ online sensitivity to Principle ... + READ MORE
    This study reports the results from a self­paced reading experiment that investigates Korean-English second language (L2) speakers’ online sensitivity to Principle C on online pronoun resolution. I examine this in the context of strong crossover (SCO) configurations in English to explore the effects of first language (L1) and proficiency on L2 processing. The findings show that proficiency appears to predict Korean-English L2 speakers’ use of target grammatical knowledge online. Highly-proficient Korean-English L2 speakers demonstrate sensitivity to the SCO constraint during online pronoun resolution in that they do not consider a fronted wh­phrase as a potential antecedent for a gender­matched pronoun that intervenes the wh­phrase and its gap. However, the SCO constraint does not restrict less-proficient Korean-English L2 speakers’ online pronoun resolution. The findings also suggest that L1 is not a determinant factor in L2 processing; that is to say, L2 processing is not fundamentally different from L1 processing. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    Use of Expressions of Suggestion and Advice by Korean L2Learners of English
    Min, Sujung
    Taking a socio-pragmatic approach, the current study explored the production of speech acts of suggestion and advice in English as L2 context ... + READ MORE
    Taking a socio-pragmatic approach, the current study explored the production of speech acts of suggestion and advice in English as L2 context. Specifically, the study investigated how Korean learners of English expressed suggestion and advice in terms of strategy use. The study compared the two speech acts realized by Korean L2 learners and native English speakers. The participants encompassed 49 Korean university students and 20 native English speakers. The data consisted of responses to eight situations of written discourse completion test per participant to elicit advice and suggestion speech acts. The responses were coded using 9 categories for advice and 10 categories for suggestion to determine the strategies adopted, and then were analyzed according to the frequency of the choice of strategies for each speech act. Findings revealed that Korean L2 learners of English were not well-balanced in the selection of strategies between making suggestions and giving advice, and linguistic formulae selected to realize certain strategies. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019
  • Research Article

    Anaphoricity and Accommodation: A Comparison of Too in English and -To in Korean
    Kang, Sang-Gu
    Previous studies of –to in Korean have assumed a certain degree of parallelism between the Korean particle and too in English. This ... + READ MORE
    Previous studies of –to in Korean have assumed a certain degree of parallelism between the Korean particle and too in English. This paper presents a set of cases involving –to in Korean, which stands in clear contrast with the usage of too in English. Following Kripke’s observation that too in English requires an antecedent in active contexts, Geurts and van der Sandt and others treat it as an anaphoric presupposition trigger and relate the anaphoricity of the particle with its inability to accommodate its presupposition. In this paper, it is shown that –to in Korean cannot be handled by an anaphoric approach because it can either have antecedents in non-active contexts, or no antecedent at all. This paper proposes a non-anaphoric analysis of –to in Korean, and it is argued that the lack of anaphoricity of –to allows it to accommodate its presupposition easily, unlike too in English. - COLLAPSE
    May 2019