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SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS in SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING of ENGLISH PREPOSITIONS

H Zhao, S Huang, Y Zhou, R Wang

Studies in Second Language Acquisition | Published : 2019

Abstract

Abstract In the current study of applied cognitive linguistics (CL), schematic diagrams that represent generalizations of physical-spatial experience were applied in a computer-based tutor that trained English prepositions for second language (L2) learners. Behavioral and electrophysiological (ERP) measures were used to examine whether schematic-diagram feedback provided by the tutor had an instructional advantage over the minimally informed correctness feedback. Behavioral results confirmed this prediction and further revealed that the treatment difference was more striking when the participants had a lower L2 proficiency. The ERP results also supported the prediction. Violation uses of ..

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