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The Effect of Implicit Learning on Second Language Acquisition
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]
The objective of this study is to investigate whether English immersion students in upper secondary school learn English both implicitly and explicitly. In addition to focusing on two specific areas of grammar, the students’ overall knowledge of English is analyzed through a word per essay count and with the help of a word frequency word list. The two groups of upper secondary school students involved in this study are enrolled in an International Baccalaureate program or a social science program. They were asked to write short essays and to answer questions in a questionnaire. The results by the two groups of students are compared and further analyzed from a contrastive analysis perspective. The results obtained concerning concord and prepositional uses show that the amount of grammatical errors made by the two groups does not differ as much as hypothesized, but that there are differences regarding the amount of words per essay and the level of linguistic sophistication revealed by the word frequency analysis. Subsequently the two grammatical areas investigated do not seem to benefit as extensively from implicit learning as the overall linguistic abilities presented by the IB students.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-13151Local ID: U12230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-13151DiVA: diva2:368322
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Humanities, Theology
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Denna uppsats kan beställas från arkivet / This paper can be ordered from the archive. Kontakta / Contact: arkivet@hh.seAvailable from: 2010-11-09 Created: 2010-11-09Bibliographically approved

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