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Investigating the Relationship between the Morphological Processing of Regular and Irregular Words and L2 Vocabulary Acquisition / Ahmed Masrai; Jim Milton

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Pages: 192 - 199

Swansea University Author: Jim, Milton

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DOI (Published version): 10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.4p.192

Abstract

Word formation in Arabic is rather different from English and relies more heavily on derivation rather than word creation. This study tests whether this difference may impact on the learning of words in English. Results of the study suggest that words that are irregularly derived in English are subj...

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Published in: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature
Published: 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21867
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Abstract: Word formation in Arabic is rather different from English and relies more heavily on derivation rather than word creation. This study tests whether this difference may impact on the learning of words in English. Results of the study suggest that words that are irregularly derived in English are subject to a frequency effect in learning while regularly derived words are not. Results suggest that the predisposition of English for these irregular constructions may be a barrier to learning for learners with an aarabic speaking L1 background.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 4
Start Page: 192
End Page: 199