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ERIC Number: EJ1069364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-679X
Textual Enhancement and Simplified Input: Effects on L2 Comprehension and Acquisition of Non-Meaningful Grammatical Form
Wong, Wynne
Applied Language Learning, v13 n2 p17-46 2003
The study set out to investigate how textual enhancement (TE) as a form of input enhancement and increasing the comprehensibility of input via simplified input (SI) might impact adult L2 French learners' acquisition of the past participle agreement in relative clauses and their comprehension of three texts in which the target forms were embedded. Four groups of second semester learners of French were exposed to one of four conditions: (1) TE and SI; (2) no TE and SI; (3) TE and no SI; and (4) no TE and no SI. Acquisition was assessed via an error correction task and comprehension was assessed via free recall tasks that measured total idea units recalled and enhanced idea units recalled.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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