Author: Hu, Yaqing
Title: L2 learner's strategies to comprehend spatial language : evidence from English major students
Advisors: Tay, Dennis (ENGL)
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2015
Subject: Space and time in language.
Second language acquisition.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of English
Pages: 69 pages : illustrations (some color)
Language: English
Abstract: This study, based on Oxford's study (1990) upon L2 learning strategies, intends to identify problems L2 learners (English learners of Chinese) encountered in actual comprehension of spatial language and what kinds of strategies they would employ to overcome these difficulties to obtain improved proficiency in learning spatial language. Within this study, by means of questionnaire, information on problems that L2 learners would face when understanding spatial language and how they worked these problems out will be collected. And then, by randomly interviewing some of participants who took part in the survey previously, this study tries to work out a framework that could provide an useful explanation of how L2 learners take steps to acquire a comprehensive understanding of spatial language in language learning. On the whole, by integrating quantitative data with qualitative data, the results has shown that there are four types of problems that L2 learners would encounter while comprehending spatial language: grammatical intricacy, L1 transfer, visual experience and individual capability. And about 6 preferred strategies have been concluded through evidence collected via questionnaire and interview.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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