Japanese and Other Language Teaching & Learning College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation
Aural Recognition of English-Based Loanwords by Japanese Learners.
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.
Michael Delve works in the Language Center at Kwansei Gakuin University. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, psycholinguistics and curriculum design.
I have been teaching at Japanese universities since 2004 and Tokyo Denki University since 2013. My research interests include language learning motivation, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and translation studies.