Essays about: "Construction Grammar"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words Construction Grammar.

  1. 1. “They don’t even know this because they haven’t even heard about it” : A Qualitative Study Concerning Gaps in Grammatical Knowledge in Upper-Secondary School

    University essay from Jönköping University/Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Christel Törnskog; [2022]
    Keywords : grammar teaching; grammar experiences; grammar problem areas; grammar syllabus; English as a Foreign Language;

    Abstract : This study investigates what can cause significant gaps in grammatical knowledge in a class of English 5 and how such gaps can be healed or avoided. By triangulating results from two diagnostic tests, a focus group of pupils and a semi-structured interview with their teacher, data were analysed statistically and through a phenomenographic perspective. READ MORE

  2. 2. Grammar "bores the crap out of me!": A mixed-method study on the XTYOFZ construction and its usage by ESL and ENL speakers

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nok Chin Lydia Chan; [2021]
    Keywords : Construction Grammar; constructions; corpus linguistics; ESL; processing; priming; Jabberwocky sentences.;

    Abstract : Different from Generative Grammar which sees grammar as a formal system of how words are put together to form sentences, Construction Grammar suggests that grammar is more than just rules and surface forms; instead, grammar includes many form-and-meaning pairings which are called constructions. For years, Construction Grammarians have been investigating constructions with various approaches, including corpus-linguistics, pedagogical, second language acquisition and so on, yet there is still room for exploration. READ MORE

  3. 3. ‘WE ARE AT WAR!" : THE ROLE OF EMMANUEL MACRON’S SPEECHES IN BUILDING A MEANING FOR “COVID-19”

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS)

    Author : Lison Barrié; [2021]
    Keywords : COVID-19; Discourse; Gender; Nation; War;

    Abstract : Through discourse analysis, this thesis explores the way in which speeches delivered by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, during the health crisis of COVID-19 are creating a meaning for the floating signifier “COVID-19”. The methodological approach highlights how the discourse used is intrinsically gendered, both grammatically and conceptually, during the construction of meaning. READ MORE

  4. 4. Discursive (dis)orders of Disability Research : A Critical Discourse Analysis of ’participation in research’ in Swedish Disability Research articles and overviews

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad

    Author : Maria Larsdotter; [2018]
    Keywords : disability research; participants; participatory; Sweden; critical discourse analysis; ideational grammar; Funktionshinderforskning; deltagare; deltagarbaserad forskning; Sverige; kritisk diskursanalys; ideationell grammatik;

    Abstract : In this thesis my aim is to analyse and discuss discourses of Swedish disability research, with focus on participation in research by disabled people. My research question is based on an observation that research overviews and evaluations repeatedly argue for the importance of participation of disabled people. READ MORE

  5. 5. "I can tell a story that my dads friend tell me" : A corpus- and interview-based study on grammar education, with focus on verb forms.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier

    Author : Mikaela Lorenzi; Sofia Bergström; [2015]
    Keywords : Second Language Acquisition; Verb forms; Grammar; Teaching method; Attitude; Swedish; English;

    Abstract : This study consists of two methods: textual analysis and interviews, which are based on text from The Uppsala Learner English Corpus (ULEC), and teachers as interview objects. The textual analysis investigates errors made by students in year seven and year nine, regarding the construction of different verb forms in written English essays. READ MORE