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|Title: ||Foreign-grammar acquisition while watching subtitles television programmes|
|Authors: ||VAN LOMMEL, S.|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Publisher: ||British Psychological Society|
|Citation: ||BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 76. p. 243-258|
|Abstract: ||Sample. In Experiment 1, 62 sixth-graders from a primary school and 47 sixth-graders from a secondary school volunteered to participate. The participants in Experiment 2 were 94 sixth-graders from primary schools and 84 sixth-graders from secondary schools.
Method. The two experiments manipulated the instructions (incidental- vs. intentional-language learning). Moreover, before the experiments began, some participants explicitly received some of the foreign grammatical rules (presented rules), while the movie contained cases of presented rules as well as cases of rules which had to be inferred (not-presented rules).
Results. Rule acquisition through the movie only was not obtained; there was a strong effect of advance rule presentation but only on the items of presented rules, particularly among the older participants.
Conclusions. Contrary to vocabulary, grammar may be too complicated to acquire from a rather short movie presentation.|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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