Search for dissertations about: "English language as L2"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the words English language as L2.

  1. 1. Event conceptualisation and aspect in L2 English and Persian : An application of the Heidelberg–Paris model

    Author : Somaje Abdollahian Barough; Philip Shaw; Carina Jahani; Maria Kuteeva; Bergljot Behrens; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; event conceptualisation; event construal; language production; progressivity; internal structure; conceptual transfer; L1 influence; L2 learning; L2 user; dāštan-progressive; bare mi-form; imperfective; perfective; perspective-taking; English; Persian; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The present project investigates the impact of the grammaticalised progressive on event conceptualisation in English and Persian. It applies the Heidelberg–Paris framework using single event descriptions for analysis at the sentence level and story re-narrations at the discourse level. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Idiom Principle in L2 English : Assessing elusive formulaic sequences as indicators of idiomaticity, fluency, and proficiency

    Author : Margareta Lewis; Britt Erman; Nils-Lennart Johannesson; Sölve Ohlander; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; formulaic sequences; attempted formulaic sequences; learners; native speakers; idiomaticity; fluency; proficiency; open choice principle; idiom principle; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore and compare intermediate learners’ and native speakers’ usage of formulaic sequences, i.e. conventionalized and memorized combinations of lexis and/or grammar, here with a focus on written production of L2 English. READ MORE

  3. 3. Room for Improvement? : A comparative study of Swedish learners’ free written production in English in the foreign language classroom and in immersion education

    Author : Marika Kjellén Simes; Solveig Granath; Philip Shaw; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Immersion education; CLIL; International Baccalaureate; advanced L2 learners; upper secondary school; L2 learning; L2 acquisition; free written production; low-frequency vocabulary; tense shift; motivation; mastery orientation; intrinsic motivation; sociocultural attitudes; English language; Engelska språket; English; Engelska; Annan forskning med relevans för lärarutbildningen; Other research relevant to Teachers Education;

    Abstract : The present study examines the effects of immersion education on the English of two groups of advanced Swedish learners at upper secondary school. In immersion education, or CLIL, subject content is taught through a second language as a means of enhancing target language competence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Writing in a third language : a study of upper secondary students’ texts, writing processes and metacognition

    Author : Yvonne Knospe; Kirk Sullivan; Ingela Valfridsson; Anita Malmqvist; Åsa Wengelin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; foreign language learning; second language acquisition; third language learning; writing in a foreign language; learning to write; metacognition; keystroke logging; text quality; German; upper secondary school; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : Learning an additional foreign language (usually referred to as a third language, L3) after English (L2) in formal settings seems to remain relatively unsuccessful in the European context (European Commission 2012), despite the reported advantages from extensive language learning experiences. Against this background the present thesis explores the potential benefits of a teaching approach focused on writing strategies and metacognitive reflections for L3 writing. READ MORE

  5. 5. Source Language of Lexical Transfer in Multilingual Learners : A Mixed Methods Approach

    Author : Hannah Neuser; Maria Kuteeva; Philip Shaw; Camilla Bardel; Scott Jarvis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; multilingualism; third language acquisition; lexical transfer; crosslinguistic influence; modal differences; proficiency; recency; exposure; psychotypology; L2 status; transferability; markedness; lexical organization; activation; lexical access; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The study reported in this thesis investigates the source language of lexical transfer in multilingual learners using a mixed methods approach. Previous research has shown that the source language of crosslinguistic influence can be related to factors such as proficiency, recency/exposure, psychotypology, the L2 status, and item-specific transferability. READ MORE