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Comparison of two Spanish composition and conversation classes: Explicit and implicit focus on form
This study reflects a social constructivist theoretical framework. Within the social constructivist framework, Vygotsky's theory of the Zone of Proximal Development is a central element of the study. As two modalities of ...
The role of lexical tone in L2 Mandarin spoken word recognition
The thesis consists of two experimental studies, each of which investigates how Mandarin lexical tone is processed by both native speakers and English learners of Mandarin. The first experiment was an auditory lexical ...