Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 57
2008-12-26 発行

中・上級日本語学習者の聴解力を予測する要因 : 語彙力, 文法力, 問題解決能力, 作動記憶容量の視点から

Factors Affecting Listening Comprehension Ability of an Intermediate and an Advanced Class of Learners of Japanese : Focusing on Vocabulary Knowledge, Grammatical Knowledge, Problem Solving Ability, and Capacity of Working Memory
Maeda, Yuki
The purpose of the present study is to investigate whether linguistic knowledge (vocabulary and grammatical knowledge) and cognitive ability (non-verbal problem solving ability and capacity of working memory) can influence the listening comprehension ability in Japanese. Thirty-eight intermediate and advanced Chinese learners, studying Japanese as a foreign language, participated in the study. A multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship among performances in the following tests: listening comprehension test, vocabulary test, grammatical test, intelligence test, and listening span test. Major findings were as follows:(1) Auditory vocabulary knowledge strongly predicts the listening comprehension ability; There is a possibility that it is also predicted by capacity of working memory.(2) Non-verbal problem solving ability and grammatical knowledge did not predict the listening comprehension ability almost at all.
listening comprehension
non-verbal problem solving ability
capacity of working memory
vocabulary knowledge
grammatical knowledge