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Title: Foreign-grammar acquisition while watching subtitles television programmes
Authors: VAN LOMMEL, S.
LAENEN, Annouschka
D'YDEWALLE, G.
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9224
DOI: 10.1348/000709905X38946
ISSN: 0007-0998
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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