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Title: The role of previously learned languages in the thought processes of multilingual writers at the Deutsche Schule Barcelona
Author: Tullock, Brandon D.
Director/Tutor: Fernández-Villanueva, Marta
Keywords: Llengua i ensenyament
Adquisició d'una segona llengua
Tesis de màster
Language and education
Second language acquisition
Masters theses
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: To shed light on the type of behavior which goes on in multilingual classrooms, this study aims to investigate the lexical search processes of 10 upper-intermediate level German/Spanish/Catalan(/French) multilinguals from the Deutsche Schule Barcelona while writing in English. The results show that multiple languages were activated during composition, and that these languages were not limited to the target language and the L1. Referral to previously learned languages was a common strategy used by all participants to tackle lexical problems. Generating pre-texts was the most common purpose for the activation of these languages. The L1 of participants and the school languages worked together to influence language choice in strategic behavior. Qualitative analysis of these strategies showed evidence of linguistic awareness.
Note: Màster de Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2011, Supervisor: Dra. Marta Fernández-Villanueva
Appears in Collections:Màster Oficial - Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües

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