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Cognitive Linguistics and Japanese Pedagogy

A Usage-Based Approach to Language Learning and Instruction

Ed. by Masuda, Kyoko

Series:Applications of Cognitive Linguistics [ACL] 35

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February 2018
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2018
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978-3-11-045655-4
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6. A comparative study of the efficacy of using image schema-based versus rule-based instruction in presenting the Japanese particles ga, o and ni with instructional videos

Fang, Dizhong / Imai, Shingo

Abstract

This study compared the effectiveness between image schema-based (SB) and rule-based (RB) instruction in the acquisition of Japanese particles ga, o and ni. For SB, schematic figures were used to explain the relations among senses, whereas for RB, case assignment rules were adopted from Role and Reference Grammar (Van Valin 2001, 2005). The participants in this study consisted of 71 Chinese-speaking college students in their second-semester of a Japanese language course in China. The participants were randomly divided into two homogeneous groups and the treatment involved either watching an SB or an RB video for twenty minutes. To measure the treatment effects, a pretest, a post-test and a delayed post-test (i.e., five weeks after instruction) were administered using two types of tasks: fill-in-the-blank and error recognition. Results indicate that the SB approach was statistically significant for semantic postposition usages, although both approaches saw positive results with syntactic case usages.

Citation Information

Dizhong Fang, Shingo Imai (2018). 6. A comparative study of the efficacy of using image schema-based versus rule-based instruction in presenting the Japanese particles ga, o and ni with instructional videos. In Kyoko Masuda (Editor), Cognitive Linguistics and Japanese Pedagogy: A Usage-Based Approach to Language Learning and Instruction (pp. 165–196). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110456554-007

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110456554

Online ISBN: 9783110456554

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