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Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and Swedish Young Learners’ Written Production in EFL - Descriptions and Comparisons of Their Use of Vocabulary
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Language & Linguistics, ISSN 2374-8850, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 17-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

English as a foreign language is learnt and used by many young people in Europe. It is therefore relevant to investigate the production in English by young learners from different geographical, cultural and language backgrounds. The present study is based on data collected over a period of nine months with 161 twelve-year-olds’ writing. The vocabulary was analysed in terms of number of words in the texts, the proportions of high-frequency vocabulary and the type-token-ratios. The results show that generally the young learners in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Sweden have similar uses of vocabulary no matter of topic or L1 an only tendencies of minor differences were identified.

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2018. Vol. 5, no 4, p. 17-27
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young learners, writing in English as a foreign language, vocabulary, Baltic Sea Region
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Social Sciences General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Curriculum Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-371702DOI: 10.30845/ijll.v5n4p3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-371702DiVA, id: diva2:1274014
Available from: 2018-12-27 Created: 2018-12-27 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved

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