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¿El pretérito perfecto simple o el pretérito imperfecto?: Un estudio de los factores que influirían en el uso del PPS y del PI de estudiantes universitarios en Suecia
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (Spanish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to identify the factors that exert an influence on university students' use of the imperfect indicative and the preterite in Spanish. The present study is based on an empirical study consisting of questionnaries carried out with 102 university students who study Spanish as a foreign language at four different universities in Sweden. The hypothesis of this essay is that not only internal factors and external factors but also individual factors and learner strategies used by the students have an influence on the students' correct and incorrect use of the imperfect indicative and the preterite. In the theoretical background of this essay, the internal, external and individual factors related to the acquisition of Spanish as a foreign language are presented. In the next part of the essay, the results of the empirical study are presented and analized. In order to determine if there are any correlations between the variables in question, a series of statistical tests are carried out and analized. Taking in consideration the factors of the aim of this study, the independent variables, i.e. the internal, external and individual factors, are confronted with the dependent variable, i.e. the amount of correct and incorrect answers, in order to identify which of these independent variables favour and prevent the correct use of the imperfect indicative and the preterite. The statistical analyses carried out verify the initial hypothesis: internal and external factors as well as individual factors exert an influence on the students' correct and incorrect use of the imperfect indicative and the preterite.

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2012. , 57 p.
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the imperfect indicative, the preterite, the acquisition of Spanish as a foreign language, attitudes, perceptions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20135DiVA: diva2:535016
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Spanish
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2012-05-09, Blända, Linneuniversitetet, Växjö, 17:15 (Spanish)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-09-21 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-09-21Bibliographically approved

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