Search for dissertations about: "L1 speakers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words L1 speakers.

  1. 1. Blindness and Second Language Acquisition : Studies of Cognitive Advantages in Blind L1 and L2 speakers

    Author : Helena Smeds; Niclas Abrahamsson; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Loraine Obler; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Early blindness; late blindness; L1 speakers; L2 speakers; cognitive advantages; second language acquisition; phonological short-term memory; recognition memory; episodic memory; speech perception in noise; accentedness in L2 speech; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to investigate whether blind individuals display cognitive advantages over sighted individuals with regard to second language acquisition. Previous studies from neuropsychology have indicated that this is the case. READ MORE

  2. 2. On L1 Attrition and Prosody in Pronominal Anaphora Resolution

    Author : Chiara Gargiulo; Italienska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Pronominal anaphora resolution; L1 attrition; Prosody; Processing; cross-linguistic influence;

    Abstract : This thesis is a collection of four studies on pronominal anaphora resolution with a focus on first language (L1) attrition and prosody. In Study I, we explored the temporariness of attrition effects on anaphora resolution in L1 Italian speakers who moved to Sweden after puberty (i.e., late bilinguals). READ MORE

  3. 3. Learning Idiomaticity : A Corpus-Based Study of Idiomatic Expressions in Learners' Written Production

    Author : Maria Wiktorsson; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; corpus linguistics; idiom principle; open choice principle; construction grammar; compositionality; conventionalisation; idiom; formulae; collocation; prefab; Swedish learners of English; L2; Idiomaticity; L1; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to investigate how Swedish learners of English (at different levels of proficiency) master idiomaticity in their target language. I argue that idiomaticity can be related to the storage and use of multi-word expressions that are preferred by native speakers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Warum klingt das nicht deutsch? : Probleme der Informationsstrukturierung in deutschen Texten schwedischer Schüler und Studenten

    Author : Christina Rosén; Växjö universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; information structure; L1 Swedish; L2 German; cross-linguistic; transfer; discourse; thematic progression; language-specific; prefield; Vorfeld; second language acquisition; coherence; declarative; V2; SOV; SVO; written production; topic; foreign language; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Tyska; German; Linguistics; Allmän språkvetenskap Lingvistik; German language and literatur; Tyska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the information-structural problems native speakers of Swedish have when producing texts in German as their second or foreign language (L2). The study is based on written production data from Swedish learners of German at the initial state (14-year-olds), at intermediate level (16-year-olds) and at advanced level (20-25-year-olds). READ MORE

  5. 5. 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