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ERIC Number: EJ1072188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Lexical Reiteration in EFL Young Learners' Essays: Does It Relate to the Type of Instruction?
Llach, Mª Pilar Agustin; Catalan, Rosa M.
International Journal of English Studies, v7 n2 p85-103 2007
The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether the type of instruction (English as vehicular language and English as a subject) is related to the use of reiteration ties. In the first place, we identified, classified, and counted the number and kind of reiteration ties used by two groups of EFL learners. Secondly, we examined whether reiteration as a mechanism of lexical cohesion correlates with learners' language level. Thirdly, we looked at students data in order to determine if lexical reiteration is associated with lexical variation. Results point to a similar pattern for both groups with regard to the use of reiteration ties: content and non-content students resort to word repetition rather than to other devices of lexical reiteration. Differences were found in favour of content students concerning lexical variation, language level, and use of antonyms and general nouns.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nouns, Classification, Correlation, Language Proficiency, Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Spanish, Native Language, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Cloze Procedure, Language Tests, Essays, Qualitative Research, Computational Linguistics, Connected Discourse, Writing (Composition), Letters (Correspondence), Language of Instruction, Science Instruction, Art Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain