ERIC Number: ED196259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Un Test contrastif oral pour l'evaluation des difficultes lexicales dans l'apprentissage de l'anglais L2 (An Oral Contrastive Test for the Evaluation of Lexical Difficulties in Learning English as a Second Language).
Travaux de l'Institut de Phonetique d'Aix, v5 p341-76 1978
The test described here is a particular type of diagnostic test; it is part of a series of tests designed to explore systematically areas of potential lexical difficulty in the English language for French-speaking students of English. The lexical units are considered under their formal, morphological, syntactic and semantic aspects. The test has two parts: (1) comprehension of lexical units presented in context, and (2) recognition of the same lexical units presented with two distractors that are phonologically close to the original. Because the test was oriented towards finding obstacles to learning, the answers were examined according to the number of errors per item. The results were regrouped in function of: (1) contrastive degree, (2) presence or absence of minimal pairs, (3) number of syllables, and (4) position in the intonation group of the unit under discussion. The results are described and evaluated in terms of these four criteria. Appendices include the tests and tables of the results. (AMH)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Diagnostic Tests, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), French, Interference (Language), Language Tests, Learning Problems, Lexicology, Linguistic Difficulty (Inherent), Listening Comprehension Tests, Phonetics, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Speech Communication
Publications, Institut de Phonetique, 29, Avenue Robert Schumann, 13621 Aix-en-Provence, France (50 Francs)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Provence Univ., Aix-en-Provence (France).