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Rivista
eISSN
2303-4858
Pubblicato per la prima volta
08 Sep 2014
Periodo di pubblicazione
2 volte all'anno
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Volume 6 (2018): Edizione 1 (October 2018)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2303-4858
Pubblicato per la prima volta
08 Sep 2014
Periodo di pubblicazione
2 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

4 Articoli
Accesso libero

Diachronic patterns of usage of no doubt in the English Historical Book Collection (EEBO, ECCO and EVANS)

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 1 - 36

Astratto

Abstract

This study offers a collocate analysis of the modal marker no doubt (ND) in the EEBO, ECCO and EVANS combined corpora using Sketch Engine. The purpose is to determine the diachronic patterns of usage of ND, and secondly to compare results with the conclusions of existing diachronic pragmatic studies of modal markers. The first step identified five patterns of behaviour based on AM score in decreasing order of frequency: 1 – NDB (no doubt but); 2 – TISND (there is no doubt); 3 – MND (make no doubt); 4 – (ND (parenthetical use); 5 – Ndont (no doubt on’t). The second step consisting in partitioning of the corpus following Hilpert and Gries (2016) produced 3 distinct periods based on EHBO data (1580-1669, 1670-1759, 1760-1799). The findings showed that the relative usage of ND for each period remained remarkably consistent, especially the persistence of non-grammaticalized behaviours MND and TISN. The two major disparities, concerning NDont and parenthetical (ND, were shown to be of likely significance for the changing pragmatic behaviour of ND, which further diachronic study may be able to ascertain.

Parole chiave

  • Sketch Engine
  • collocate analysis
  • diachronic corpus
  • grammaticalization
  • modal marker
  • EEBO
  • ECCO
  • EVANS
Accesso libero

The L2 motivational self system, L2 interest, and L2 anxiety: A study of motivation and gender differences in the Croatian context

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 37 - 56

Astratto

Abstract

Studies have shown that second language (L2) motivation can have an impact on L2 learning processes. The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in L2 motivation among Croatian university students from the perspective of the L2MSS. The results indicated that females were more motivated than males to learn English, had higher levels of interest in English, while differences in L2 anxiety were somewhat ambiguous. Females also demonstrated that their L2 motivation was linked to motives related to the avoidance of negative outcomes suggesting that females are perhaps more conscientious learners compared to males. These findings point to a complex motivational state among females, which may indicate important gender-based differences in language learning.

Parole chiave

  • L2MSS
  • L2 interest
  • L2 anxiety
  • gender differences
Accesso libero

Investigating boredom among EFL teachers

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 57 - 80

Astratto

Abstract

The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate boredom among Croatian primary and secondary school teachers of English. The data was gathered by means of an open-ended survey that focused on the teachers’ experiences with classroom boredom. The findings pointed to different causes of boredom in the Croatian FLT context, such as grammar tasks and uninteresting subject matter. Croatian teachers reported various manifestations of boredom, i.e. cognitive and motivational, as well as diverse emotion regulation strategies employed, such as introducing new content or engaging in physical activity. Majority of the teachers stated that boredom did not affect their instructional quality, however there were those who reported having observed adverse effects in their classrooms.

Parole chiave

  • emotions
  • L2 teachers
  • foreign language teaching
  • teacher boredom
  • instructional quality
Accesso libero

EFL teachers’ role in English: Letting the silent majority voice their words

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 81 - 104

Astratto

Abstract

With the advent of the global perspective on English, the live issues of the ownership and culture of English (Akbari, 2008; Seidlhofer, 2005) have begun to shake up numerous conventional notions of the field. In the wake of this landmark shift, this study attempts to probe EFL teachers’ cultural attitude toward prospective English words. To this end, identifying twelve highly Persian culture-specific words, the researchers devised an attitude questionnaire, which was administered to 351 EFL teachers to examine their right of cultural encoding (Kirkpatrick, 2014) as English users. The study concludes with granting a legitimate norm-overriding role to EFL teachers in order to gate-keep their required concepts in English.

Parole chiave

  • culture-specific words
  • English as a lingua franca (ELF)
  • norm-overriding role
4 Articoli
Accesso libero

Diachronic patterns of usage of no doubt in the English Historical Book Collection (EEBO, ECCO and EVANS)

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 1 - 36

Astratto

Abstract

This study offers a collocate analysis of the modal marker no doubt (ND) in the EEBO, ECCO and EVANS combined corpora using Sketch Engine. The purpose is to determine the diachronic patterns of usage of ND, and secondly to compare results with the conclusions of existing diachronic pragmatic studies of modal markers. The first step identified five patterns of behaviour based on AM score in decreasing order of frequency: 1 – NDB (no doubt but); 2 – TISND (there is no doubt); 3 – MND (make no doubt); 4 – (ND (parenthetical use); 5 – Ndont (no doubt on’t). The second step consisting in partitioning of the corpus following Hilpert and Gries (2016) produced 3 distinct periods based on EHBO data (1580-1669, 1670-1759, 1760-1799). The findings showed that the relative usage of ND for each period remained remarkably consistent, especially the persistence of non-grammaticalized behaviours MND and TISN. The two major disparities, concerning NDont and parenthetical (ND, were shown to be of likely significance for the changing pragmatic behaviour of ND, which further diachronic study may be able to ascertain.

Parole chiave

  • Sketch Engine
  • collocate analysis
  • diachronic corpus
  • grammaticalization
  • modal marker
  • EEBO
  • ECCO
  • EVANS
Accesso libero

The L2 motivational self system, L2 interest, and L2 anxiety: A study of motivation and gender differences in the Croatian context

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 37 - 56

Astratto

Abstract

Studies have shown that second language (L2) motivation can have an impact on L2 learning processes. The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in L2 motivation among Croatian university students from the perspective of the L2MSS. The results indicated that females were more motivated than males to learn English, had higher levels of interest in English, while differences in L2 anxiety were somewhat ambiguous. Females also demonstrated that their L2 motivation was linked to motives related to the avoidance of negative outcomes suggesting that females are perhaps more conscientious learners compared to males. These findings point to a complex motivational state among females, which may indicate important gender-based differences in language learning.

Parole chiave

  • L2MSS
  • L2 interest
  • L2 anxiety
  • gender differences
Accesso libero

Investigating boredom among EFL teachers

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 57 - 80

Astratto

Abstract

The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate boredom among Croatian primary and secondary school teachers of English. The data was gathered by means of an open-ended survey that focused on the teachers’ experiences with classroom boredom. The findings pointed to different causes of boredom in the Croatian FLT context, such as grammar tasks and uninteresting subject matter. Croatian teachers reported various manifestations of boredom, i.e. cognitive and motivational, as well as diverse emotion regulation strategies employed, such as introducing new content or engaging in physical activity. Majority of the teachers stated that boredom did not affect their instructional quality, however there were those who reported having observed adverse effects in their classrooms.

Parole chiave

  • emotions
  • L2 teachers
  • foreign language teaching
  • teacher boredom
  • instructional quality
Accesso libero

EFL teachers’ role in English: Letting the silent majority voice their words

Pubblicato online: 07 Jan 2020
Pagine: 81 - 104

Astratto

Abstract

With the advent of the global perspective on English, the live issues of the ownership and culture of English (Akbari, 2008; Seidlhofer, 2005) have begun to shake up numerous conventional notions of the field. In the wake of this landmark shift, this study attempts to probe EFL teachers’ cultural attitude toward prospective English words. To this end, identifying twelve highly Persian culture-specific words, the researchers devised an attitude questionnaire, which was administered to 351 EFL teachers to examine their right of cultural encoding (Kirkpatrick, 2014) as English users. The study concludes with granting a legitimate norm-overriding role to EFL teachers in order to gate-keep their required concepts in English.

Parole chiave

  • culture-specific words
  • English as a lingua franca (ELF)
  • norm-overriding role

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