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dc.contributor.advisorAnderssen, Merete
dc.contributor.authorHatami, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-19T13:53:17Z
dc.date.available2016-05-19T13:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-15
dc.description.abstractThe goal of learning collocations is to be able to put a word to actual and appropriate use. To use a word appropriately, it is not enough to know just the meaning of a word; we need to pay attention to the immediate context that it is used in. Both lexical and grammatical patterns are important to ensure that this happens. Collocations enable EFL learners to know more about language chunks used by native speakers and improve their skills in speech and writing. The present study investigates the correlation between language proficiency and knowledge of collocations, as well as the role of L1 transfer with collocations. The results show that there is a significant relationship between Iranian subjects‟ language proficiency, as measured by the Michigan proficiency test, and their knowledge of collocations, as measured by their performance on a collocation test designed for the current study. The results obtained from this research also indicates that Iranian EFL learners are more likely to use the correct collocation in cases where L1 transfer yields the correct combination in the L2 than when this is not the case. This suggests that positive transfer plays a major role when it comes to EFL learners‟ ability to produce the correct collocations in their L2.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/9207
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_8763
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subject.courseIDENG-3991
dc.subjectCollocationsen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::English language: 020en_US
dc.titleCollocations in Farsi L2 Learners of English. The role of proficiency and L1 language transferen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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