Essays about: "Language Acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 266 essays containing the words Language Acquisition.

  1. 1. “And so each and every teacher has to handle it to the best of their abilities”

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Ibrahim Musa; Charles Nordström; [2019]
    Keywords : Newly Arrived Students; Second Language Acquisition; Strategies; Methods; Culture;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the methods and strategies teachers in Malmö and Lund, Sweden, use to overcome issues faced when working with newly arrived students in teaching English. There was a need to explore this further since there is a lack of previous research in the area, as well as a lack of education on how to teach these students. READ MORE

  2. 2. Vocabulary Acquisition Based on Nation’s Criteria for Knowing a Word, with a Focus on Proficiency and Frequency : A Study on Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading and the Role of Surrounding Factors

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Tina Erlandsson; Sara Gutierrez Wallgren; [2019]
    Keywords : Incidental vocabulary acquisition; criteria for knowing a word; proficiency level; word frequency; passive vocabulary; controlled active vocabulary; active vocabulary;

    Abstract : Several studies have been made in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) regarding incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. However, the majority have focused on the meaning of a word to measure complete acquisition. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Drama and Language Learning

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Amanda Brauer; [2019]
    Keywords : Drama; pupils; communication; students; language acquisition; pedagogy; second language learning; Swedish teachers; subject knowlage;

    Abstract : The following degree project has the purpose of shedding some light on the use of drama pedagogy by the teachers in Sweden. The background to the survey is several studies about drama pedagogy for better language understanding. READ MORE

  5. 5. Naïve listeners’ perceptual learning of Chinese tones: The influence of L1 background in prosody and the effect of an auditory-image (AI) training paradigm

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Lili Wen; [2019]
    Keywords : Tone perception; Tone acquisition; Mandarin 声调感知; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The present perceptual learning study was conducted in an attempt to investigate to which extent naïve listeners’ L1 prosodic background affected their learning performance of a lexical tone language and whether an auditory-image (AI) training paradigm curtailed the online-learning process of lexical tones. Thirty-three Mandarin-naïve Swedish-native listeners (NS listeners) and 33 Mandarin-naïve English-native listeners (NE listeners) participated in a behaviour experiment designed to answer the question of whether native listeners of a pitch accent language (NS listeners) had an advantage over native listeners of a non-tonal non-pitch-accent language (NE listeners) in learning to perceive tones in Mandarin Chinese (MC). READ MORE