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“I still can’t question”: issues affecting EFL development in an immersion environment

Wright, C. (2009) “I still can’t question”: issues affecting EFL development in an immersion environment. Novitas-ROYAL, 3 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1307 - 4733

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Abstract/Summary

This study examined the development of EFL proficiency in an immersion environment. Adult Chinese speakers of English were tested at the beginning and end of a ten-month period of immersion in the UK on their acquisition of English question forms using a timed grammaticality judgement task. Participants showed significantly faster response times after ten months, but no significant difference in accuracy of target-like judgements, suggesting that immersion benefits fluency more than accuracy.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Language and Applied Linguistics
ID Code:33233
Publisher:Children's Research Center - Turkey

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