Essays about: "English as a Second Language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 295 essays containing the words English as a Second Language.

  1. 1. Beating about the bush: written production and comprehension of L2 idioms

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Lina Palm; [2019]
    Keywords : figurative meaning; idiom; keystroke logging; language transfer; literal meaning; phraseology; second language acquisition; second language learning; translation; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : A study on the online process of producing idioms in writing and how second language learners manage the production and comprehension of idioms may provide a useful and comprehensive investigation of the production, comprehension and acquisition of language. The study in this paper investigated how Swedish (L1) second language learners of English (L2) produce and comprehend written idioms in the L2. READ MORE

  2. 2. An Outline of the Semantic Network of the Preposition Up in American English : A Corpus Study

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Tais Fernandes Mariano; [2019]
    Keywords : Corpus Analysis; Semantic Networks; Preposition Up; American English; Second Language Learning;

    Abstract : In this study an outline is presented of the semantic network of the preposition up in American English in sentences extracted from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA), which was done to determine what the most common uses and meanings of the preposition are, as well as to determine if most of its possible meanings are concrete or abstract. The results show that there is a salient use and also prototypical meaning of up, and that these are major factors that impact the semantic network of the preposition. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Two brains are often better than one, probably”: Adult ESL learners’ paired and individual lexical inferencing task performances, in relation to L2 proficiency

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Elin Nylander; [2019]
    Keywords : Lexical inferencing; L2 proficiency; task-based language learning; collaboration; sociocultural theory; dyadic patterns of interaction; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This research concerns lexical inferencing (LI), i.e., the ability to infer the meaning of unknown words in a running text (Haastrup, 1991). Despite its advantages, there is little research on LI as a collaborative effort. READ MORE

  4. 4. Explicit Reading Strategy Instruction and its Effect on Reading Comprehension Processes

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Amanda Andersson; David Jansson; [2019]
    Keywords : strategic reading; reading comprehension; reading processes; explicit instruction; English language learners; ESL EFL; teaching studies;

    Abstract : This synthesis investigates the process of reading in a second or foreign language, focusing on English as an educational subject. Second language learning theories, methods and relevant teaching studies concerning reading abilities have been reviewed to shed light on how teachers can approach teaching reading to ESL- and EFL-learners. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Textbook - Servant or Master? : A Study of the Role of Textbooks in English Second Language Learning in Swedish High Schools

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : André Simu; [2019]
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    Abstract : Textbooks are considered an integral part of language teaching-learning. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between textbooks and teachers as well as students. READ MORE