Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 52
2004-03-28 発行

The Acquisition of Countable and Non-countable Structures by Sinhalese and Japanese Learners of English

Hettiarchchige, Ranjan Chandra Kumare
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abstract
The present study examined the effects of the learning contexts in the L2, the effects of the level and the influence of the L1 in the L2 acquisition process. The independent variables included Japanese and Sri Lankan learners and ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) contexts. The Grammaticality Judgment Test was the dependent variable. The students who studied English as a Second Language (ESL) in Sri Lanka indicated higher accuracy of handling countable and non-countable nouns than the students who studied English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The influence of the L1 in the L2 seemed possible.
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Countable/Non-countable
Sinhalese and Japanese Learners of English
Universal Grammar and Parameter
ESL
EFL(S)/EFL-Sp
EFL(J)
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