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L2 learners' attitudes toward, and use of, mnemonic strategies when learning Japanese kanji

Abstract: This study investigates kanji learning (the memorization of Japanese written characters) of university students of Japanese, in order to evaluate their use of mnemonic strategies. The study applies in-depth qualitative methods to broaden the understanding of how foreign language learners use mnemonics when learning kanji. Data were collected over the duration of a year in the form of interviews, stimulated recall sessions, and a questionnaire on mnemonic usage. The tudy found that while mnemonics are useful to memorize kanji and kanji components when applied in a meaningful way, an over-reliance on this strategy can have negative effects for the learner. The study highlighted numerous accounts of the meaning of a kanji being lost in overly complex mnemonic strategies. Another limitation of mnemonic strategies was associations being made with the meaning of kanji and not with how it was read, causing an inability to read kanji in Japanese.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Accepted manuscriptNotes:© 2013 The Modern Language Journal

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Publisher: Wiley

Publisher Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

Journal: The Modern Language Journalsee more from them

Publication Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-4781

Issue Date: 2013-12

pages:981-992Identifiers

Urn: uuid:51a0c552-8389-4d77-8071-e09a37be859f

Source identifier: 608768

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.12040.x

Issn: 0026-7902 Item Description

Type: Journal article;

Version: Accepted manuscriptKeywords: Kanji Japanese Mnemonic Strategies Cognition SLA Tiny URL: pubs:608768

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