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Quantitative and qualitative aspects of advanced learners' L1 and L2 mastery of polysemous words
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Research on Education and Learning within the Department of Teacher Education (FULL).
2013 (English)In: Hermes - Journal of Language and Communication Studies, ISSN 0904-1699, E-ISSN 1903-1785, no 51, 79-112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present investigation, 15 fi rst-term university students were faced with forty decontextualised polysemous words in English (L2) and Swedish (L1) respectively and asked to indicate which, of a set of six meanings, adhered to the item in question (two to fi ve of the meanings were correct). The polysemous words were of varying frequency. The investigation thus addresses the following research question: In quantitative and qualitative terms, what knowledge do advanced students have of polysemous words in their L2 as compared to their L1? Results show that most students have a relatively poor knowledge of polysemous words in both languages, especially in their L2. Furthermore, while the frequencies of the test items have no impact on the students’ achievements, the relative frequencies of the meanings of the test items and the number of meanings of each test item stand in direct relation to whether the item is known or not in both languages.

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Aarhus: Aarhus Universite, School of Business and Social Sciences. Department of Business Communication , 2013. no 51, 79-112 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25022DiVA: diva2:711726
Available from: 2014-04-11 Created: 2014-04-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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