Search for dissertations about: "third language acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words third language acquisition.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Getting started : Children’s participation and language learning in an L2 classroom

    Author : Asta Čekaitė; Karin Aronsson; Ben Rampton; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language classroom; language learning; second language acquisition; social interaction; language socialization; peer group; affective stances; language play; socialt samspel; språksocialisation; kamratgruppen; språklig lek; affektiva uttryck; förberedelseklass; andraspråksinlärning; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet;

    Abstract : Denna avhandling handlar om en förberedelseklass med elever (7-10 år) som har ett annat hemspråk än svenska (arabiska, kurdiska, thailändska). Utifrån empiri som samlats in genom videoinspelningar och observationer under ett års tid i en förberedelseklass studeras elevernas deltagande och språkinlärning i det dagliga klassrumsarbetet. READ MORE

  3. 3. Learning aspect in Italian as a third language : Transfer patterns among multilingual learners in the Swedish context

    Author : Francesco Vallerossa; Camilla Bardel; Anna Bergström; Anna Gudmundson; Llorenç Comajoan-Colomé; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; conceptual linguistic transfer; L3 Italian; non- prototypical associations; Romance; tense-aspect; third language acquisition; språkdidaktik; Language Education;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the impact of previously acquired or learned background languages (BL) on the learning of Italian as a third language (L3) among undergraduate students in the Swedish context. Focusing on the learning of past tense-aspect (TA) inflectional categories in Italian, the thesis investigates the influence of Swedish, English and Romance languages, French or Spanish, in light of four factors. READ MORE

  4. 4. Developmental Perspectives on Transfer in Third Language Acquisition

    Author : Susan Sayehli; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Third language acquisition; second language acquisition; transfer; developmental stages; elicited imitation; syntax; morphology; psychotypology; cross-linguistic influence;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to examine how learner-general developmental stages in syntax and morphology interact with a language-specific factor, the influence of—or transfer from— the language learner’s first (L1) or previously learned second (L2) language on the acquisition of a third language (L3). It thereby aims to bring together two lines of research whose main concepts—transfer and developmental stages—have often been defined as mutually exclusive and generally studied in separate lines of research. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Language Of Space : The Acquisition And Interpretation of Spatial Adpositions In English

    Author : Francesco-Alessio Ursini; Stephen Crain; Drew Khlentzos; Krizsta Szendroi; Na'ama Friedmann; Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science Faculty of Human Sciences Macquarie University; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Syntax; Semantics; Spatial Prepositions; Language Acquisition; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis by publication presents a study on English adpositions (e.g. to, in, at, from, in frontof, through). READ MORE