Ordfrekvens och ordinlärning: En analys av läromedlet Caminando för spanska steg 1 och 2
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
It is important that the language in textbooks for foreign language learners reflects the language that the learners would encounter in real life. For this reason, the presence of the thousand most common nouns in two Swedish textbooks in Spanish for upper secondary school is observed in this study. Furthermore, this study aims to examine how these nouns occur in order to determine if their pattern of occurence favours the learning and consolidation of words. The main materials that have been used are A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish by Davies (2006) and the word search program available in the digital versions of the textbooks. The results show that the presence of the thousand most common Spanish nouns does reflect the frequency information presented in the frequency dictionary but not all thousand nouns are included. It has been concluded that the frequency information that Davies (2006) presents should only be one of many variables to bear in mind when it comes to what words to include in the textbooks since the frequency dictionary is based on a corpus that does not always reflect the type of language a beginner student in Spanish would need. The studied nouns are to a large extent repeated implicitly in the two textbooks. In order for the students to obtain more profound knowledge of words the textbooks would probably need to offer more possibilities for explicit repetition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
substantiv, frekvensordlista, repetition, explicit ordinlärning, implicit ordinlärning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90360OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-90360DiVA: diva2:727360
Teacher Education Programme
Edlund, Ann-Catrine, Docent