Publication Details

Gamage, GH, Issues in Strategy Classifications in Language Learning: A Framework for Kanji Learning Strategy Research, ASAA e-journal of Asial Linguistics & Language Teaching, 5, December 2003. Original article awailable here. Copyright 2003 The Asian Studies Association of Australia.


A significant amount of research has contributed to our understanding of language learning strategies in the past decade. Orthography-specific characteristics of kanji (Chinese characters used in Japanese language) have seen the development of a growing interest in kanji learning strategy research. This paper examines recent trends in language learning strategies in general and identifies unresolved issues related to research in kanji learning strategies. A conceptual framework for further research is discussed in order to assist approaches to kanji learning strategies and research conducted within the area.