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La representación del empleo de los tiempos pretérito perfecto simple y pretérito imperfecto en libros de gramática, difundidos internacionalmente y en Suecia
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
2017 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The representation of usage of preterite and imperfect in grammar books of Swedish and international distribution (English)
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the comprehensibility of the preterite and imperfect explained in grammar books addressed to both international and Swedish audiences and how useful those explanations are in practice. One grammar book is in Spanish, one is in English and three are in Swedish, one of which is a textbook for teaching purposes. The aim of this study is to test whether a high abstraction level of the grammatical explanations could be counterproductive, while a low abstraction level could be incorrect. The analysis is based on five cases expressed in five Swedish sentences, with each sentence containing one verb which is to be put in the preterite or imperfect tense while transmitted into Spanish. The analysis shows that the abstract explanations of the Spanish monolingual grammar, and the lack of examples in Spanish and comparisons with other languages, make it difficult for the learner to choose between the preterite and the imperfect tense in the cases, while the short explanations of the Swedish grammars don’t always hold enough information to help the learner choose between the tenses. The grammar book with explanations in English has long explanations, many examples in Spanish and comparisons with English and a low abstraction level, which appears to provide the learner with the best help.

 

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2017. , 33 p.
Keyword [es]
pretérito imperfecto, pretérito perfecto simple, pretérito indefinido, aspecto, tiempo, gramática
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-143178OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-143178DiVA: diva2:1096084
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2017-05-15, B471, Stockholms universitet, 11:30 (Spanish)
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Available from: 2017-05-17 Created: 2017-05-17 Last updated: 2017-05-18Bibliographically approved

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