Kwansei Gakuin University
AboutMichael Delve works in the Language Center at Kwansei Gakuin University. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, psycholinguistics and curriculum design.
Japanese and Other Language Teaching & Learning Aural Recognition of English-Based Loanwords by Japanese Learners. more
Sat, Nov 13, 13:25-13:50 Asia/Tokyo
A study was conducted to examine the ability of Japanese learners to decode English-based loanwords and English non-loanwords. Target items were presented aurally in English and participants were asked to transcribe the word in English and also write a Japanese translation. The results were then analysed for word frequency, accuracy of spelling and translation, and the effect of being a cognate or non-cognate. Important findings will be presented and their implications discussed.