Some Swedish students´learning of subject-verb agreement in English

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Some Swedish students´learning of subject-verb agreement in English

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dc.contributor.author Lindelöf, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-20T14:23:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-20T14:23:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 60 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13978
dc.description.abstract Persons with Swedish as their first language often find it hard to learn subject-verb agreement when studying English. In Swedish this grammatical difficulty does not exist and it is therefore hard to introduce to learners that have Swedish as their native language. This investigation is based on the texts of 28 ninth graders of whom four were interviewed. My interest was in finding out how the students reflect on their own written work with a focus on subject-verb agreement with a particular focus on the third person singular s. My study shows that the four interviewed students claim that they never reflect on grammar in their spontaneous writing and that they never consciously try to apply rules that they have studied in school through being offered grammatical explanations. Instead they make their grammatical choices intuitively, using their procedural knowledge. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle en_US
dc.subject English as a foreign language en_US
dc.subject subject-verb agreement en_US
dc.subject declarative knowledge en_US
dc.subject procedural knowledge en_US
dc.subject learner awareness en_US
dc.title Some Swedish students´learning of subject-verb agreement in English en_US
dc.type M3 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
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