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Takahashi Toshiaki

Affiliate Master Yamaguchi University

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English and English-American literature Volume 40 pp. 71 - 82
published_at 2005-12
Creators : Takahashi Toshiaki Publishers : 山口大学人文学部・教育学部・経済学部・工学部
English and English-American literature Volume 43 pp. 43 - 58
published_at 2008-12-20
Creators : Takahashi Toshiaki Publishers : 山口大学人文学部・教育学部・経済学部・工学部・留学生センター
大学英語教育学会中国・四国支部研究紀要 Volume 9 pp. 53 - 64
published_at 2012-02-28
Creators : Takahashi Toshiaki Publishers : 大学英語教育学会(JACET)中国・四国支部
English and English-American literature Volume 49 pp. 73 - 88
published_at 2014-12-20
Creators : Takahashi Toshiaki Publishers : 山口大学人文学部・教育学部・経済学部・工学部・留学生センター
The fluctuation hypothesis (Ionin et al., 2004) holds that learners of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) will continue to make errors in their use of English articles until they switch their criteria for English article selection from specificity to definiteness. However, L1 language acquisition research indicates that young children who are L1 speakers use English articles accurately on the basis of whether the referent is specific or nonspecific before they acquire the definite–indefinite distinction. It is possible that Japanese EFL learners, like young L1 learners, can accurately use English articles employing the specific–non-specific distinction even before they master the definite–indefinite distinction. This study examined this hypothesis using Bickerton’s (1981) semantic wheel-based taxonomy and Díez- Bedmar and Papp’s (2008) tag-coding system. An analysis of 38 essays from the Nagoya Interlanguage Corpus of English Reborn showed that the specific– non-specific distinction can contribute to a highly accurate use of English articles for non-specific referents and relatively accurate article use for specific referents by Japanese EFL learners who have difficulty applying the definite– indefinite distinction. The pedagogical implications of the results were discussed.
Creators : Takahashi Toshiaki Publishers : Yamaguchi University