publication . Article . 2017

Lexical availability of young Spanish EFL learners: emotion words versus non-emotion words

Jiménez Catalán, R.; Dewaele, Jean-Marc;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 May 2017 Journal: Language, Culture and Curriculum, volume 30, pages 283-299 (issn: 0790-8318, eissn: 1747-7573, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This study intends to contribute to L2 emotion vocabulary research by looking at the words that primary school EFL learners produce in response to prompts in a lexical availability task. Specifically, it aims to ascertain whether emotion prompts (Love, Hate, Happy and Sad) generate a greater number of words than non-emotion prompts (School and Animals). It also seeks to identify the words learners associate with each semantic category to determine whether the words produced in response to emotion prompts differ from non-emotion words. The results showed a significant difference in the number of words generated across prompts. Most words were produced for the pro...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psycholinguistics, English second language, Noun, Foreign language, Statistical analysis, Vocabulary, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Linguistics, Cultural content, Second language instruction, Psychology, alc
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publication . Article . 2017

Lexical availability of young Spanish EFL learners: emotion words versus non-emotion words

Jiménez Catalán, R.; Dewaele, Jean-Marc;