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ERIC Number: EJ1048117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1578-7044
Dictogloss and the Production of the English Third Person "-s" by CLIL and Mainstream EFL Learners: A Comparative Study
Basterrechea, María; García Mayo, María del Pilar
International Journal of English Studies, v14 n2 p77-98 2014
This study compares focus on form in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and mainstream English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts in the production of a specific morphological feature, the English 3rd person singular present tense marker "-s." Research conducted in CLIL contexts to date examining morphosyntactic features has yielded disparate results. Thus, little is known about how this methodology affects learners' attention to form while completing a dictogloss task (Wajnryb, 1990). In the study 116 adolescent learners (CLIL, n = 54; mainstream EFL, n = 62) in the Basque Autonomous Community completed a dictogloss collaboratively and individually. Results showed that CLIL learners noticed and produced more instances of the 3rd person singular "-s" than mainstream learners, but not in a significant manner, and that those working in pairs in the CLIL group obtained significantly better results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain