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Title: Vocabulary assessment in standard tasks
Author: Zuddas, Federico
Director/Tutor: Miralpeix Pujol, Immaculada
Keywords: Llengua i ensenyament
Adquisició d'una segona llengua
Tesis de màster
Language and education
Second language acquisition
Masters theses
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Abstract: Research on tasks carried out so far has usually neglected lexical aspects of learners’ production and it has normally dealt with English as a target language. Besides, only few studies present a native speakers’ baseline to compare the results obtained by the learners. The aim of this study is to analyse how two narrative tasks can influence lexical performance and how this performance can be assessed with intrinsic and extrinsic vocabulary measures. A total of 35 Italian native speakers and 2 groups of 35 Catalan/Spanish learners of Italian (intermediate vs. advanced levels) took part in the study by writing two different stories. Results show that the tasks with more elements elicit more vocabulary and more lexically diverse output than the task with less elements. Results also indicate that the two tasks used can discriminate across proficiency levels and shed light on research related to measurements issues.
Note: Màster de Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2010, Supervisor: Dr. Imma Miralpeix
Appears in Collections:Màster Oficial - Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües

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