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Extramural English and young learners' development of implicit and explicit second language knowledge

Recently, a growing number of studies has shown the potential of extramural English (= out-of-school engagement with English) for language learning. However, most of these studies have used explicit measures of L2 knowledge, such as multiple choice vocabulary tests and untimed grammaticality judgements. The present proposal aims to advance our understanding of the input-acquisition relationship by investigating the mechanisms underlying explicit and implicit language learning by English-as-Foreign-Language (EFL) learners who are exposed to large amounts of English language input outside of school, but have not started formal English instruction yet.
Date:1 Nov 2023 →  12 Mar 2024
Keywords:extramural English, informal language learning, implicit language knowledge, explicit language knowledge, vocabulary, grammar, second language acquisition
Disciplines:Language acquisition, English language
Project type:PhD project