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Foreign language learners: words they hear and words they learn: a case study


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dc.creator Donzelli, Giovanna es 2016-02-05T08:28:30Z 2016-02-05T08:28:30Z 2007 es
dc.identifier.issn 1576-5059 es
dc.identifier.issn 2253-8283 es
dc.description.abstract Many studies investigate the plurality of factors that determine the learning of words, but few attempt to analyze the relationship between input and uptake. In the present study the oral input in the foreign language, received in class by a group of fourth graders, is analyzed according to the frequency lists developed by Nation (1986). The study also compares the input from the teacher’s speech with the input from the course-book and it offers some indications of the learners’ uptake. We set to answer questions such as 1) Which one of the two - books or teachers - seem to offer better chances for incidental acquisition to occur? 2) What proportion of the total vocabulary available in class is typically acquired by the learners? It is suggested that while the teacher’s speech as well as the written input available from the textbook represent equally rich lexical environments, the amount of vocabulary produced by the former is substantially greater than the one available from the latter. Our data show that a great proportion of vocabulary can be acquired by the learners in class. An indication is given of the factors that seem to determine the learners’ uptake. es
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dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Universidad de Sevilla es
dc.relation.ispartof ELIA, 7, 103-125 es
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 4.0 España es
dc.rights.uri es
dc.subject Young learners es
dc.subject Vocabulary acquisition es
dc.subject Classroom es
dc.subject Input es
dc.subject Uptake es
dc.subject Jóvenes aprendices de lenguas es
dc.subject Adquisición léxica es
dc.subject Aula es
dc.title Foreign language learners: words they hear and words they learn: a case study es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es
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