Essays about: "preposition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the word preposition.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Preposition and article usage in learner English : An investigation of negative transfer

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Håkan Almerfors; [2018]
    Keywords : Error Analysis; article usage; preposition usage; negative transfer; corpus study; Swedish learners of English; Portuguese learners of English; felanalys; artikelanvändning; prepositionsanvändning; negativ språköverföring; korpusundersökning; svenska elever som studerar engelska; portugisiska elever som studerarar engelska;

    Abstract : The ways in which someone’s first language (L1) influences his or her second language (L2) to create errors, that is negative transfer, is a topic that has received much attention in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Previous research has suggested that negative transfer is responsible for many errors. READ MORE

  3. 3. The acquisition of Swedish prepositions : A longitudinal study of child comprehension and production of spatial prepositions

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik

    Author : Sofia Tahbaz; [2018]
    Keywords : Child language acquisition; Spatial prepositions; Comprehension; Production; Parent-child interaction; Structured test; SECDI; Barns språkutveckling; Spatiala prepositioner; Förståelse; Produktion; Förälder-barn interaktion; Strukturerat test; SECDI;

    Abstract : Prepositions are acquired at earliest during the second year of life. This thesis investigates 16 children acquiring Swedish spatial prepositions, i.e. på ‘on/at’, i ‘in/at’, under ‘under’, bredvid ‘beside/next to’, bakom ‘behind/back’ and framför ‘in front’. READ MORE

  4. 4. Feeling Set Up by The Set-up : A Study on Swedish Junior High School Students’ Understanding of Phrasal Verbs

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Agnes Jonsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Phrasal verbs; SLA; L1; L2; idiomaticity; explicit teaching instruction; exposure; frequency; AmE; BrE.;

    Abstract : Existing research on phrasal verbs is ample due to their prevalent existence in the English language and the difficulties they bring out as a result of their lack of transparency (Liu, 2011, p. 661). However, more research is necessary to cover new generations of English learners who cross paths with phrasal verbs. READ MORE

  5. 5. Selected topics in the grammar and lexicon of Matal

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik

    Author : Allahverdi Verdizade; [2018]
    Keywords : Matal; Chadic languages; verbal morphology; Afroasiatic languages; Cameroon; parallel text; under-documented langauges; Matal; tchadspråk; verbmorfologi; afroasiatiska språk; Kamerun; parallelltext; underdocumenterade språk;

    Abstract : This thesis describes basic grammatical features and lexicon of Matal, a Chadic language spoken by around 18 000 people in northern Cameroon. A translation of the New Testament is used as a parallel text for the purposes of this study. The identified language structures are compared with other Chadic languages. READ MORE