Search for dissertations about: "language teaching and learning"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 86 swedish dissertations containing the words language teaching and learning.

  1. 1. "Say It Fast, Fluent and Flawless" : formulaicity in the oral language production of young foreign language learners

    Author : Parvin Gheitasi; Janet Enever; Christian Waldmann; Ingmarie Mellenius; Shelagh Rixon; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Early language learning; Foreign language learning; Formulaic language; Formulaicity; English as a foreign language; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik;

    Abstract : This thesis reports on a study, which investigated the process of early foreign language learning in a classroom context and the functions of multi-word units of language known as formulaic sequences in the oral language production of young foreign language learners. A classroom with 11 students in the age range 9 to 11 years was observed and video recorded for 16 sessions (90 minutes per session). READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Language and Literacy : Some fundamental issues in research on reading and writing

    Author : Per Henning Uppstad; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Specialdidaktik; Research methodology in science; Forskningsmetodik; phoneme; Special didactics; Tillämpad och experimentell psykologi; Applied and experimental psychology; språktypologi; typology; Jämförande lingvistik; Comparative linguistics; sociolingvistik; Tillämpad lingvistik; undervisning i främmande språk; literacy; phonology; dyslexia; writing; written language; foreign languages teaching; Applied linguistics; fonologi; Fonetik; Phonetics; Språk- och litteraturvetenskap; Philology and literature; Filosofi; Philosophy; Språkinlärning; Language learning; reading; sociolinguistics;

    Abstract : Mainstream research on reading and writing is based on the assumption, common in modern linguistics, that spoken language is primary to written language in most important respects. Unfortunately, the conceptual framework for the study of language and 'literacy' (encompassing both reading and writing skills) is built around this assumption. READ MORE

  4. 4. Deictic Demonstratives in Japanese, Finnish and Swedish : First and Third Language Perspectives

    Author : Mitsuyo Kuwano Lidén; Gunilla Lindberg-Wada; Päivi Juvonen; Peter af Trampe; Keiko Yoshioka; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Japanese; Finnish; Swedish; spatial-deictically used demonstratives; interlanguage; third-language learning; Japanology; japanologi;

    Abstract : The goal of this thesis is twofold. Firstly, it investigates the actual, native use of spatial-deictic demonstratives in Japanese, Finnish and Swedish. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Virtual Language Teacher : Models and applications for language learning using embodied conversational agents

    Author : Preben Wik; Björn Granström; Olov Engwall; Valerie Hazan; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Language learning; embodied conversational agents; speech technology; computer assisted language learning; computer assisted pronunciation training; Information technology; Informationsteknik; SRA - ICT; SRA - Informations- och kommunikationsteknik;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a framework for computer assisted language learning using a virtual language teacher. It is an attempt at creating, not only a new type of language learning software, but also a server-based application that collects large amounts of speech material for future research purposes. READ MORE