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
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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.
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listening comprehension
non-verbal problem solving ability
capacity of working memory
vocabulary knowledge
grammatical knowledge
聴解
非言語の問題解決能力
作動記憶容量
語彙力
文法力
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