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Presentation 2019-07-27 16:10
[Poster Presentation] Working Memory and Adult L2 Noun Class Learning
Diego Dardon, Jeong Hyeonjeong, Azumi Tanabe-Ishibashi, Hiroko Sakaba (Tohoku Univ.) TL2019-27
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Working memory and verbal short-term memory are important cognitive factors in second language grammar learning with working memory involved in learning agreement patterns and verbal short-term memory involved in learning morphosyntactic structures. The aim of this exploratory study was to determine the role of working memory and verbal short-term memory in learning phonological noun class categories which rely on agreement patterns involving morphosyntactic structures. 21 Japanese native-speakers participated in an experiment that targeted copula-noun agreement pattern based on the phonological form of a noun`s second mora. A spearman?s correlation analysis revealed a moderate positive correlation between working memory and generalization scores, rs = .53, n = 21, p < .05. No significant correlations between verbal short-term memory and the generalization test was found. The results demonstrate that working memory plays a significant role in learning phonological noun class categories while verbal short-term memory does not.
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(in English) Working Memory / Verbal Short-Term Memory / Language Learning / Noun Classes / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 119, no. 151, TL2019-27, pp. 77-81, July 2019.
Paper # TL2019-27 
Date of Issue 2019-07-20 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee TL  
Conference Date 2019-07-27 - 2019-07-28 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Hirao Seminar House, Konan University 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Human Language Processing and Learning 
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Conference Code 2019-07-TL 
Language English 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Working Memory and Adult L2 Noun Class Learning 
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Keyword(1) Working Memory  
Keyword(2) Verbal Short-Term Memory  
Keyword(3) Language Learning  
Keyword(4) Noun Classes  
1st Author's Name Diego Dardon  
1st Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Jeong Hyeonjeong  
2nd Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Azumi Tanabe-Ishibashi  
3rd Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
4th Author's Name Hiroko Sakaba  
4th Author's Affiliation Tohoku University (Tohoku Univ.)
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Date Time 2019-07-27 16:10:00 
Presentation Time 80 
Registration for TL 
Paper # IEICE-TL2019-27 
Volume (vol) IEICE-119 
Number (no) no.151 
Page pp.77-81 
#Pages IEICE-5 
Date of Issue IEICE-TL-2019-07-20 

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