An overview of the age factor and its pedagogical implications for vocabulary acquisition

Master thesis English OPEN
Expósito Morillas, María del Pilar;
(2011)
  • Subject: Instrucción en el aula | Second language acquisition | Critical period | Age effects | Léxico | Vocabulario | Efectos de la edad | Factor edad | Vocabulary | Adquisición de segundas lenguas | Instructed settings | Periodo crítico | Age factor | Lexicon

This  research  deals with the age effects on the acquisition of vocabulary as a second language in an instructed setting. The literature review on the age factor in reference  to  vocabulary  acquisition shows  an  advantage  of  the late starters  over the  early star... View more
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    7.1  T‐tests: Free writing and age of onset ......................................................................... 37  7.2  T‐tests: Controlled writing and age of onset (Hypothesis 4) ....................................... 41  7.3  T‐tests: Semi‐controlled writing and age of onset ...................................................... 42  7.4  Correlations: Free‐writing activity ............................................................................... 44  7.5  Correlation: Controlled writing activity ....................................................................... 47  7.6  Correlations: Semi‐controlled writing activity ............................................................ 48  8  Discussion ............................................................................................................................ 50  8.1.1  Limitations to this study ...................................................................................... 53  9  Implications for vocabulary second language teaching ...................................................... 54 

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