Mike Delve

Kwansei Gakuin University


Michael 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.

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