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dc.contributor.authorDurrant, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:58:10Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:58:10Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn0267-6583
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22295
dc.description.abstractFormulaic language is widely recognized to be of central importance to fluent and idiomatic language use. However, the mechanics of how formulaic language is acquired are not well understood. Some researchers (e.g. Nick Ellis) believe that the chunking inherent in formulaic language drives the language learning process. Others (e.g. Wray) claim that adult second language learners take an essentially non-formulaic approach to language learning, analysing their input into individual words and not retaining information about what words appear together. If the second model is right, it represents a crucial difference between child first and adult second language learning. This 'non-formulaic' model is tested here through a lab-based study of collocation learning. Our findings indicate that, contrary to the model, adult second language learners do retain information about what words appear together in their input. This suggests that any shortfall in non-natives' knowledge of collocational associations between words is due to inadequate input, rather than a non-nativelike approach to learning. The study also examines the effects of different forms of repetition on collocation acquisition and draws conclusions regarding pedagogical activities for learning.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleSecond Language Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267658309349431en_US
dc.subjectChunkingen_US
dc.subjectCollocation learningen_US
dc.subjectFormulaic languageen_US
dc.subjectSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectUsage-based modelsen_US
dc.titleAdult learners' retention of collocations from exposureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentGraduate School of Educationen_US
dc.citation.spage163en_US
dc.citation.epage188en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber26en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0267658309349431en_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US


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