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Assessing grade 7 students' English vocabulary in different immersion contexts

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dc.contributor.advisor Hubbard, E.H. (Prof.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Cooper, P.A.T. (Ms.) en
dc.contributor.author Scheepers, Ruth Angela en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:53:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:53:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:53:21Z
dc.date.submitted 2003-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Scheepers, Ruth Angela (2009) Assessing grade 7 students' English vocabulary in different immersion contexts, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1464> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1464
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that the extent of students' vocabulary in the language of learning and teaching, as an important component of overall language proficiency, plays a crucial role in reading and academic success, whether students are studying through their mother tongue or not. This study compares the vocabulary size of Grade 7 English second language immersion students with that of their English mother tongue classmates, focusing primarily on receptive vocabulary. Two aspects of immersion that South African children may experience are identified: length and quality. It is assumed that the longer the immersion, and the richer the immersion environment, the more positive the effect on vocabulary size will be. Overall results suggest that length has a slightly stronger effect on receptive vocabulary size than quality, though both are generally positive, and that most immersion students are beginning to develop a basic receptive vocabulary size comparable with that of their English mother tongue peers. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Deep immersion en
dc.subject Immersion en
dc.subject Vocabulary size en
dc.subject Shallow immersion en
dc.subject Model-C schools en
dc.subject Primary school students en
dc.subject High frequency vocabulary en
dc.subject Low frequency vocabulary en
dc.subject Productive vocabulary en
dc.subject Second language learners en
dc.subject Lexical Frequency Profile en
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Immersion method.
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Grammar.
dc.subject.lcsh Vocabulary -- Evaluation.
dc.subject.lcsh Scholastic Aptitude Test.
dc.title Assessing grade 7 students' English vocabulary in different immersion contexts en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.email djagegjj@unisa.ac.za en
dc.description.department Linguistics and Modern Languages en
dc.description.degree (M.A. (Linguistics)) en


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