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Article: A Learner Corpus investigation of Filipino L2 English article use: The way forward for language teachers

TitleA Learner Corpus investigation of Filipino L2 English article use: The way forward for language teachers
Authors
KeywordsL2 article acquisition
Learner corpora
Tagalog
Filipino
ICNALE
Issue Date2016
PublisherEnglish Language Education Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://asian-efl-journal.com/teaching-articles/
Citation
Asian EFL Journal: Professional Teaching Articles, 2016, v. 93, p. 4-23 How to Cite?
AbstractIt is well-documented that L2 English learners from article-less languages, such as Mandarin and Korean, have trouble appropriately marking definiteness/specificity in L2 English, causing numerous breakdowns in referential coherence. The status of Filipino / Tagalog as an article or article-less language is up for debate, with ANG, NG, SA markers used to signal definiteness, indefiniteness and genericity according to context. This paper presents a learner corpus analysis of L2 English definite article use by L1 Tagalog speakers, collected from the International Corpus of Learner English (ICNALE, Ishikawa, 2013), totalling 24,253 words from 94 essays. Using Pica's (1983) Target Language Use as a measure of article accuracy across the production of zero, indefinite and definite articles across four types of obligatory contexts (generic, specific definite, specific indefinite and non-specific indefinite), the results show that Filipino L2 English users struggle with the use of the definite article in generic contexts, much like the findings reported for Mandarin, Korean and Thai in the author's and others’ previous research. Based on the results of this analysis, a number of suggestions for pedagogy are presented, looking at how Filipino learners use articles successfully, when they do not, and what can be done to improve Filipino L2 English learners' accuracy and range of definite article use.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/225766
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.162

 

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dc.contributor.authorCrosthwaite, P-
dc.contributor.authorChoy, LLY-
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-20T08:10:46Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-20T08:10:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationAsian EFL Journal: Professional Teaching Articles, 2016, v. 93, p. 4-23-
dc.identifier.issn1738-1460-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/225766-
dc.description.abstractIt is well-documented that L2 English learners from article-less languages, such as Mandarin and Korean, have trouble appropriately marking definiteness/specificity in L2 English, causing numerous breakdowns in referential coherence. The status of Filipino / Tagalog as an article or article-less language is up for debate, with ANG, NG, SA markers used to signal definiteness, indefiniteness and genericity according to context. This paper presents a learner corpus analysis of L2 English definite article use by L1 Tagalog speakers, collected from the International Corpus of Learner English (ICNALE, Ishikawa, 2013), totalling 24,253 words from 94 essays. Using Pica's (1983) Target Language Use as a measure of article accuracy across the production of zero, indefinite and definite articles across four types of obligatory contexts (generic, specific definite, specific indefinite and non-specific indefinite), the results show that Filipino L2 English users struggle with the use of the definite article in generic contexts, much like the findings reported for Mandarin, Korean and Thai in the author's and others’ previous research. Based on the results of this analysis, a number of suggestions for pedagogy are presented, looking at how Filipino learners use articles successfully, when they do not, and what can be done to improve Filipino L2 English learners' accuracy and range of definite article use.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEnglish Language Education Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://asian-efl-journal.com/teaching-articles/-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian EFL Journal: Professional Teaching Articles-
dc.rightsThis is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [Asian EFL Journal: Professional Teaching Articles] e [2016] [copyright Asian EFL Journal]-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectL2 article acquisition-
dc.subjectLearner corpora-
dc.subjectTagalog-
dc.subjectFilipino-
dc.subjectICNALE-
dc.titleA Learner Corpus investigation of Filipino L2 English article use: The way forward for language teachers-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailCrosthwaite, P: drprc80@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChoy, LLY: lavigne@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCrosthwaite, P=rp01961-
dc.description.naturepreprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros257806-
dc.identifier.volume93-
dc.identifier.spage4-
dc.identifier.epage23-
dc.publisher.placeAustralia-

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