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Conference Program

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Tuesday 4 July 9:00 - ll:00

Colloquium #1 (Room 24-S304) CALL
Colloquium #24-S401 Pragmatics
Session 1 (Room 32-2xxx) Classroom SLA (Chair: TBA)
1. Weaver, C. Learners’ perceptions concerning their L2 performance in an out of class speaking task
2. Yen, Y-Y K. SWOT Analysis---The Study of Primary English Teachers’ Teaching Beliefs and Behaviors toward Tracking/Detracking
3. Bitchener, J. Written and oral corrective feedback on ESL student writing
Session 2 (Room 32-2xxx) Others (Chair: XXXX)
1. Horiba, Y. Breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge in Japanese-as-L2 text comprehension
2. Gardner, R. Broken starts: Turn initial bricolage in second language speaker talk
3. Schembri, A. & Cresdee, D. The second language acquisition of referential cohesion in Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Session 3 (Room 32-2xxx) Syntax (Chair: TBA)
1. Hwang, S. Null Object Unlearning and Topic-Drop Parameter
2. Kawaguchi, S. Structural choices and argument mapping in learners of Japanese L2
3. Liang, Y-C. UG constrained interlanguage: L2A of Mandarin classifiers by English-speaking learners

Tuesday 4 July 13:45 - 15:45

Session 4 (Room 32-2xxx) Classroom SLA (Chair:XXXX)
1. Chen, Y-C. The Effect of Two Teaching Methodologies on the Acquisition of Restrictive Relative Clauses Among Taiwanese Tenth Graders
2. Consolo, D. A. & da Silva, V. L. T. The oral production of university EFL students: an analysis of tasks, format and quality in foreign language development
3. Dibiase, B. Developmentally moderated focus-on-form
4. Foster, P. Measuring the effects of storyline structure upon first and second language performance
Session 5 (Room 24-S401) Bilingualism (Chair:XXXX)
1. Bowles, M. Can instructed L2 learners acquire native-like sentence interpretation strategies?: an online empirical study
2. Na Ranong, S. The acquisition of Chinese nominal phrases in L3A: a comparison between L1 Thai-L2 English-L3 Chinese and L1 English-L2 Chinese groups
3. Nguyen-Hoan, M. L1 transfer effects in native-like L2 speakers
4. Ranta, L. Language Use Questionnaires: Can They Be Trusted?
Session 6 (Room 32-2xxx) Reading/Writing (Chair:XXXX)
1. Iwashita, N., Noguchi, S. & Sekiguchi, S. Learner characteristics and their effects on the development of writing skills in Japanese as a second language
2. Hafner, A. & Ulanoff, S. Using Growth Mixture Modeling to Identify Patterns of Early Reading Development for English Language Learners
3. Shiotsu, T. Exploring Flexibility and Stability of the Reading Speed as Indices of Reading Ability
4. Chang, C. The effects of prompting on EFL learners’ mapping behavior and consequent recall performance
Session 7 (Room 32-2xxx) Social-cultural theory and Processing (Chair:XXXX)
1. De Costa, P. The classroom, the context and the candidate: A case study of a Korean ESL learner through an identity lens
2. Woodfield, D. Talk about Language: A Fillip for Language Learning?
3. Yates, L. & de Courcy, M. Identity, community and English language development among three age groups of Iraqi refugees
4. Cho, S. Literacy development of Korean learners of English: Writing is a benefit itself in the United States
Session 8 (Room 32-2xxx) Syntax and Lexicon/Vocab (Chair:XXXX)
1. Bullock, G. The Acquisition of L2 Argument Structure: English Locative Verbs and Constructions
2. Chen, M. Y-C. Infintival clauses in the interlanguage of EFL learners
3. Fukuchi, K. The Acquisition of Island Repair under Ellipsis by Japanese Learners of English
4. Shen, M-Y. EFL Learners’ Reflective Practice in Learning Contextual Analysis for Word Inferencing

Wednesday 5 July 10:45 - l2:45

Colloquium #3 (Room 24-S304) Interactionists’ SLA
Session 9 (Room 24-S401) Bilingualism and Processing (Chair:XXXX)
1. Taura, H. & Taura, A. Temporal aspects of language attrition and retention in Japanese returnee children
2. Bridges, S. Prospect or promise – the future of short-term English immersion programs in Australia
3. Charters, H. Processing complex Nominal phrases: ‘phrasal’ or ‘inter-phrasal’ processing?
4. Gullberg, M. Breaking and entering: First contact with a new language
Session 10 (Room 32-2xxx) Motivation/Learner Strategy (Chair:XXXX)
1. Dehghan, M., Mirhassani, A. & Akbari,R. The Relationship between Iranian EFL Learners’ Goal-oriented and Self-regulated Learning and Their Language Proficiency
2. Imura, T. Impact of interaction with NS on linguistic and affective development
3. Yang, N-D. A Strategy-based Approach to Language Learning for College EFL Learners
4. Sawyer, M. The motivational fluctuations of Japanese EFL learners over 8 years of formal instruction
Session 11 (Room 32-2xxx) Syntax (Chair:XXXX)
1. Miyamoto, Y. On scrambling and left branch effect in the grammar of Japanese EFL learners
2. Zhang, Y. The topic hypothesis: syntactic development of Chinese as a second language
3. Rothman, J. Syntactic competence similarities despite target-deviant performance: pragmatic deficiencies in L2 acquisition
4. Witzel, J. & Witzel, N. O. Wanna contraction in intermediate-level Japanese learners of English
Session 12 (Room 32-2xxx) Testing (Chair:XXXX)
1. Kikuchi, K. University English entrance examinations in Japan and task-based language teaching
2. Chen, G-S., Cheng, Y-T. & Wang, Y & Lin, L-F. The assessment of Chinese character writing skills: a computerized model
3. Horai, T. Intra-task comparison in monologic test of speaking: aspects of linguistic analysis
4. Kiani, G. Writing performance assessment: the role of writer’s/rater’s content Familiarity/Unfamiliarity

Wednesday 5 July 13:45 - l5:45

Graduate Students Dissertation Work-In-Progress Workshop

Session 13 (Room 32-2xxx) Classroom SLA (Chair:XXXX)
1. Nassaji, Hossein Explicitness of interactional feedback and its role in the learning of targeted forms in student-teacher interaction
3. Qiu, C.J. Comparing teacher intentions with student utilization of feedback in an EFL writing classroom
Session 14 (Room 32-2xxx) Pragmatics (Chair:XXXX)
1. Haugh, M. The place of ‘intention’ in the interpretation of implicature
2. Munro, A. Figuring Intention
Session 15 (Room 32-2xxx) Syntax/Morphology (Chair:XXXX)
1. Boss, B. The role of formulaic sequences in the acquisition of German as a foreign language
2. Dalila, A. Grammatical gender and agreement in L2 French: A minimalist approach
Session 16 (Room 32-2xxx) CALL (Chair:XXXX)
1. Stockwell, G. Online approaches to learning vocabulary: Teacher-centred or learner centred?
2. Woodman, K. Cyber-self-reflection
Session 17 (Room 32-2xxx) Lexicon/Vocab (Chair:XXXX)
1. Wen, Q. A corpus-based analysis of frequency adverbs ssed by Chinese English majors
2. Wu, W-S. Mental images and contextual clues: A comprehension study of animal idiomatic expressions in an EFL environment

Thursday 6 July 2006 10:45-12:45

Session 18 (Room 24-S304) Classroom SLA (Chair:XXXX)
1. Friedman, G. Pragmatically-pushed output and strategic negotiation in scenario tasks
2. Hama, M., Al-Khalil, M., Atanassova, G. Logan-Terry, A. Nakatsukasa, K. & Mackey,A. Teachers’ and learners’ perceptions about corrective feedback in the L2 classroom
3. Jensen M-T. Patterns of feedback to spoken errors in adult ESL classrooms and the link to teacher beliefs
4. Lin, P-Y Long-term effect of early L2 learning in a formal instructional environment
Session 19 (Room 24-S401) Phonology (Chair:XXXX)
1. Kuo, J.Y-C Acquisition of English complex onsets by Japanese speakers
2. Wong, C.S.P. What makes English consonant clusters difficult for Cantonese-speaking ESL learners?
3. Marinova-Todd, S. H. & Hall, E. Age and the degree of foreign accent in English: the case of children and adults
4. Tsukada, K. Effects of bilingual dominance and language mode on L2 speech: perceived foreign accent and acoustic measurements
Session 20 (Room 32-2xxx) Oral Discourse (Chair:XXXX)
1. Cook, H. Speech-style shifts and interactional styles of Japanese host families
2. Jamali, F. It’s not just about language: code-switching across the curriculum
3. Kurt Taþpýnar, H. Would you like to join my speaking circle?
Session 21 (Room 32-2xxx) Child SLA (Chair:XXXX)
1. Allen-Tamai, M. The development of L2 phonological awareness in relationship to L1 and intelligence
2. Haroon, H. A. Associations between gender, home and school languages, and language learning beliefs, and achievement in two second languages (L2s)
4. Atay, D. & Kurt, G. Recasting with Turkish young learners: effects on oral and written narratives
Session 22 (Room 32-2xxx) Syntax/Morphology and Reading/Writing (Chair:XXXX)
1. Jansen, L. The acquisition of plural marking in Vietnamese learners of English: counterevidence for processability theory?
2. Attaviriyanupap, K. The acquisition of German verb paradigm and its...
3. Wong, B-E. Acquisition of the English definite article by Chinese and Malay ESL learners
4. Marefat, F. Rethinking writing apprehension and performance

Thursday 6 July 2006 13:45-15:45

Session 23 (Room 24-S304) Classroom SLA and Research Methodology (Chair:XXXX)
1. Rahimpour, M. Task condition and interlanguage variation: an investigation of the impact of interactional feedback
2. Rolin-Ianziti, J. & Brittain, C. The influence of training on teachers’ use of delayed feedback: an exploratory study
3. Sheppard, C. Noticing the gap and second language acquisition: A role for output in uptake and subsequent incorporation
4. Storch, N.& Wigglesworth, G. Reformulate or edit? Investigating the impact of different feedback practices
5. Cross, R. Theory to practice: methodological implications of Vygotskian sociocultural theory
Session 24 (Room 24-S401) Pragmatics (Chair:XXXX)
1. Alavinia, P. Bilingualism & speech act of request: is knowledge of a second language really helpful?
2. Han, S. The relation between L2 proficiency and the development of the speech act of requests
3. Lin, Y-H. & Ho, P-C. Interlanguage apology realization—cross-cultural variations and effect of exposure to the target language
4. Kim, Y. L2 Learners’ assessments and accounts: a longitudinal study
5. Rinnert, C. Learning to complain: Development of awareness of English pragmatic strategies among Japanese EFL students
Session 25 (Room 32-2xxx) Processing & Syntax (Chair:XXXX)
1. Wakabayashi, S. Processing mechanism underlying the production of English past tense inflection
2. Toyoda, E. L2 orthographic processing skills at different levels of L2 exposure
3. Moskovsky, C. Second Language fossilization in adult migrants in Australia
4. Okamoto, A. Acquisition of Japanese transitivity alternation by L1 English speakers
5. Herschensohn, J. & Arteaga, D. Developing tense morphosyntax: A case study of L2 French
Session 26 (Room 32-2xxx) Lexicon/Vocab (Chair:XXXX)
1. Hsieh, L. C-C. Learning prepositions as part of fixed phrases in phrasal verbs and collocations: the case of “on” in the EFL classroom
2. Bird, S. Depth of processing effects in vocabulary learning
3. Horiba, Y. & Fukaya, K. Task of learning content vs. language from L2 text
4. Jeng-Yih, T. H. & Chiu, C-Y. Incorporate vocabulary into second language syllabus: collocations, fixed/semi-fixed expressions, and idioms
5. Molina, Sylvia English and Spanish idioms in contrast: a functional and cognitive view
Session 27 (Room 32-2xxx) CALL (Chair:XXXX)
1. Nakane, I. Development of L2 sociolinguistic competence in email correspondence between learners of Japanese and their tutors
2. Fang, Y-J. Designing online listening comprehension tasks for learners of Mandarin Chinese as a second/foreign language
3. Kuo, F-R. & Tsai, M-T. Web-based concordancing as a learning tool for lower level EFL learners
4. Erlam, R. Corrective feedback in a computer mediated communicative context: an experimental study
5. Rowan, M. Issues and revelations: student responses to blended learning in a first year tertiary Chinese language classroom

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