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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29489

Title: An Analysis of L2 Article Use in English
Authors: Venuti, James Allen
Advisor: Spada, Nina
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: L2 Article Use
Definite Article
Issue Date: 11-Aug-2011
Abstract: This paper is a partial replication study of research to investigate an aspect of English articles: the acquisition of 4 nongeneric uses of the definite article in English. Analysis of article use in these four categories (i.e. cultural, situational, structural, and textual) was investigated by Liu and Gleason (2002), and a hierarchy of difficulty and acquisition was proposed based upon the initial results. This partial replication used the same testing instrument as Liu and Gleason (2002) with additional items included to further investigate the category, cultural use of the article. The participants, 17 low-intermediate, 20 high-intermediate, and 34 advanced ESL learners completed a 100 item test with sentences containing deleted obligatory uses of the as well as distractor items. The results partially supported Liu and Gleason‟s original study, and raised many concerns with the test instrument.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29489
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