Reading as a Functional Approach:A Way to Improve Japanese Adult L2 Learners' Proficiency

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Reading as a Functional Approach:A Way to Improve Japanese Adult L2 Learners' Proficiency
著者
著者 橋内 幸子
著者(別表記) Hashiuchi Sachiko
著者 奥 田枝子
著者(別表記) Oku Taeko
抄録

Interface processors within working memory (WM) determine Japanese adult learners' 1.2 language proficiency. Within WM, complex 1.2 linguistic structures are parsed efficiently and correctly by the interfacing of homogenous lexical items. These items are a conceptual part of mental lexicon extracted from 1.2 learners' knowledge of pragmatics,l semantics, and syntax in order to construct context comprehension. Improving learners' English proficiency requires restructuring the features of these interface processors by strengthening existing Japanese oriented interface processors so that they can handle English lexical items correctly. In order to promote the interfacing capability of 1.2 learners, English linguistic cues can act as a means to stimulate the most effective and efficient mediators in WM that initiate the adaptation of Japanese-oriented cue processing into English-oriented cue awareness. Since interface processors within WM restrain the degree to which homogenous lexical items can interface and integrate the pragmatic, semantic, and syntax knowledge which 1.2 learners have, the most effective and efficient way to acquire 1.2 proficiency is to activate these three components together. This can be accomplished through reading. Reading functions as a way to access huge amounts of information that activates these three components. This functional approach is one of the most effective and efficient ways of producing an integrated relationship between semantics, syntax, and pragmatics by means of interfacing homogeneous lexical items within WM.

主題
830 英語
キーワード
L2 adult learner's profIciency
English linguistic cues
Interface processor
Functional approach
発行日
2003
出版物タイトル
Chugokugakuen journal
2
開始ページ
41
終了ページ
49
ISSN
1348-1452
NCID
AA11806612
出版者
中国学園大学/中国短期大学
著作権者
中国学園大学/中国短期大学
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紀要論文
言語
英語
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