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論文中文名稱:英文本科生對於搭配詞學習的認知 [以論文名稱查詢館藏系統]
論文英文名稱:English Major Students’ Perceptions of Collocation Acquisition as an EFL Learning Strategy [以論文名稱查詢館藏系統]
院校名稱:臺北科技大學
學院名稱:人文與社會科學學院
系所名稱:應用英文系碩士班
畢業學年度:103
畢業學期:第二學期
出版年度:104
中文姓名:Marina Popova
英文姓名:Marina Popova
研究生學號:102548021
學位類別:碩士
語文別:英文
口試日期:2015/06/05
指導教授中文名:洪媽益
指導教授英文名:Michael Tanangkingsing
口試委員中文名:黃希敏;黃舒屏
口試委員英文名:Caroline Hwang;Shuping Huang
中文關鍵詞:Collocation, foreign language learning, learning strategy
英文關鍵詞:Collocation, foreign language learning, learning strategy
論文中文摘要:Collocation is considered to be an important element for EFL learners to lead them on the way toward an accurate and natural production of the second language. According to dictionary makers a word’s collocates are one of the significant aspects related to words besides multiple meanings, synonymy, connotations and register. Also, it is very important to language learners to be correctly understood. In order to use new words correctly, students have to know the meaning of a word and be sure about that meaning in associations with other words. However, many researchers and English teachers notice some difficulties in learning collocations that learners might face. The study explores if learning vocabulary through collocations can be an effective strategy in helping students remember and use new English words.
This study addresses three main issues. First, it explores whether there is a relationship between English major students’ perception of collocations and their learning background. It is believed that learning background influences students’ perceptions about the role of collocations in vocabulary acquisition. However, this issue has not been studied yet. Second, the research examines what English major students think is more helpful in vocabulary learning: learning by acquiring collocations or learning by acquiring isolated words. This is a new issue in this field as well, since a question about students’ perceptions about collocations has not been raised. Third, the thesis asks about English major students’ general thoughts on acquiring collocations as a learning strategy.
The results of the current study show that students’ learning background directly influences their perceptions of collocation acquisition and their choice of learning strategy. The present research reveals that common strategy of Taiwanese students to acquire new vocabulary is learning by individual words. However, they combine that strategy with some other learning strategies. Although most students do not find collocation learning strategy suitable for them, more positive thoughts have been reported.
論文英文摘要:Collocation is considered to be an important element for EFL learners to lead them on the way toward an accurate and natural production of the second language. According to dictionary makers a word’s collocates are one of the significant aspects related to words besides multiple meanings, synonymy, connotations and register. Also, it is very important to language learners to be correctly understood. In order to use new words correctly, students have to know the meaning of a word and be sure about that meaning in associations with other words. However, many researchers and English teachers notice some difficulties in learning collocations that learners might face. The study explores if learning vocabulary through collocations can be an effective strategy in helping students remember and use new English words.
This study addresses three main issues. First, it explores whether there is a relationship between English major students’ perception of collocations and their learning background. It is believed that learning background influences students’ perceptions about the role of collocations in vocabulary acquisition. However, this issue has not been studied yet. Second, the research examines what English major students think is more helpful in vocabulary learning: learning by acquiring collocations or learning by acquiring isolated words. This is a new issue in this field as well, since a question about students’ perceptions about collocations has not been raised. Third, the thesis asks about English major students’ general thoughts on acquiring collocations as a learning strategy.
The results of the current study show that students’ learning background directly influences their perceptions of collocation acquisition and their choice of learning strategy. The present research reveals that common strategy of Taiwanese students to acquire new vocabulary is learning by individual words. However, they combine that strategy with some other learning strategies. Although most students do not find collocation learning strategy suitable for them, more positive thoughts have been reported.
論文目次:Table of Contents
ABSTRACT......................................................................................................................ii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................iv
Table of Contents...............................................................................................................v
List of Tables....................................................................................................................ix
List of Figures...................................................................................................................xi
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................1
1.1 Motivation and Background........................................................................................1
1.2 Purposes and Significance of the Study......................................................................2
1.3 Organization of the Study............................................................................................3
Chapter 2 LITERATURE REVIEW ................................................................................5
2.1 Overview.....................................................................................................................5
2.2 Definitions of Collocation...........................................................................................5
2.3 Classifications of Collocations....................................................................................7
2.3.1 Cowie’s Classification of Collocations....................................................................8
2.3.2 Benson’s Classification of Collocations...................................................................9
2.3.3 Lewis’s Classification of Collocations...................................................................13
2.4 Collocations in Current Textbooks in Taiwan...........................................................14
2.5 Recent Studies on Vocabulary Learning...................................................................18
2.6 Knowing a Word.......................................................................................................20
2.7 Difficulties in Learning Collocations........................................................................24
Chapter 3 METHODOLOGY........................................................................................29
3.1 Overview...................................................................................................................29
3.2 Research Procedure...................................................................................................29
3.3 Data Collection Tool I: Questionnaire.......................................................................31
3.3.1 Participants..... ........................................................................................................31
3.3.2 Procedure................................................................................................................32
3.4 Data collection Tool II: Interviews............................................................................34
3.4.1 Participants.............................................................................................................35
3.4.2 Procedure...............................................................................................................36
3.5 Data Analysis.............................................................................................................37
Chapter 4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION.....................................................................40
4.1 Overview...................................................................................................................40
4.2 Results and Discussion of Questionnaire Responses................................................40
4.2.1 Learning Background.............................................................................................40
4.2.2 Learning Styles.......................................................................................................44
4.2.3 Correlation between Students’ Learning Background and their Learning Style... .............................................................................................................................47
4.3 Results and Discussion of Interview Responses........................................................50
4.3.1 Introduction to the Interviews.................................................................................51
4.3.2 Experience of Vocabulary Learning through Collocations....................................52
4.3.3 Collocations vs. Isolated words..............................................................................54
4.3.4 Other Memorizing Strategies..................................................................................57
4.3.4.1 Mental Linking....................................................................................................57
4.3.4.2 Reviewing............................................................................................................59
4.3.4.3 Visual Imagery....................................................................................................59
4.3.5 Students’ Perceptions of Collocations....................................................................60
4.3.5.1 Positive Perceptions.............................................................................................60
4.3.5.2 Negative Perceptions...........................................................................................62
4.3.6 Difficulties in Applying Certain Word Combinations...........................................64
Chapter 5 CONCLUSIONS............................................................................................66
5.1 Overview...................................................................................................................66
5.2 Major Findings..........................................................................................................66
5.2.1 Relationship between the English Major Students’ Perception of Collocations and their Learning Background..............................................................................................66
5.2.2 Common Strategy of Taiwanese Students in Vocabulary Acquisition.......................................................................................................................67
5.2.3 Students’ General Thoughts about Collocations....................................................68
5.3 5.3 Pedagogical Implications of the Study................................................................69
5.3.1 Collocations could be adopted as a Vocabulary Teaching Approach............... ..........................................................................................................70
5.3.2 Collocation materials could be revised in Current Foreign or Second Language Teaching Textbooks........................................................................................................71
5.4 Importance of this Study............................................................................................73
5.5 Suggestions for Future Studies..................................................................................74
5.6 Conclusion.................................................................................................................75
References...................................................................................................................... 76
Appendix A Questionnaire..............................................................................................84
Appendix B Interview Questions....................................................................................86
論文參考文獻:Table of Contents
ABSTRACT......................................................................................................................ii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................iv
Table of Contents...............................................................................................................v
List of Tables....................................................................................................................ix
List of Figures...................................................................................................................xi
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION............................................................................................1
1.1 Motivation and Background........................................................................................1
1.2 Purposes and Significance of the Study......................................................................2
1.3 Organization of the Study............................................................................................3
Chapter 2 LITERATURE REVIEW ................................................................................5
2.1 Overview.....................................................................................................................5
2.2 Definitions of Collocation...........................................................................................5
2.3 Classifications of Collocations....................................................................................7
2.3.1 Cowie’s Classification of Collocations....................................................................8
2.3.2 Benson’s Classification of Collocations...................................................................9
2.3.3 Lewis’s Classification of Collocations...................................................................13
2.4 Collocations in Current Textbooks in Taiwan...........................................................14
2.5 Recent Studies on Vocabulary Learning...................................................................18
2.6 Knowing a Word.......................................................................................................20
2.7 Difficulties in Learning Collocations........................................................................24
Chapter 3 METHODOLOGY........................................................................................29
3.1 Overview...................................................................................................................29
3.2 Research Procedure...................................................................................................29
3.3 Data Collection Tool I: Questionnaire.......................................................................31
3.3.1 Participants..... ........................................................................................................31
3.3.2 Procedure................................................................................................................32
3.4 Data collection Tool II: Interviews............................................................................34
3.4.1 Participants.............................................................................................................35
3.4.2 Procedure...............................................................................................................36
3.5 Data Analysis.............................................................................................................37
Chapter 4 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION.....................................................................40
4.1 Overview...................................................................................................................40
4.2 Results and Discussion of Questionnaire Responses................................................40
4.2.1 Learning Background.............................................................................................40
4.2.2 Learning Styles.......................................................................................................44
4.2.3 Correlation between Students’ Learning Background and their Learning Style... .............................................................................................................................47
4.3 Results and Discussion of Interview Responses........................................................50
4.3.1 Introduction to the Interviews.................................................................................51
4.3.2 Experience of Vocabulary Learning through Collocations....................................52
4.3.3 Collocations vs. Isolated words..............................................................................54
4.3.4 Other Memorizing Strategies..................................................................................57
4.3.4.1 Mental Linking....................................................................................................57
4.3.4.2 Reviewing............................................................................................................59
4.3.4.3 Visual Imagery....................................................................................................59
4.3.5 Students’ Perceptions of Collocations....................................................................60
4.3.5.1 Positive Perceptions.............................................................................................60
4.3.5.2 Negative Perceptions...........................................................................................62
4.3.6 Difficulties in Applying Certain Word Combinations...........................................64
Chapter 5 CONCLUSIONS............................................................................................66
5.1 Overview...................................................................................................................66
5.2 Major Findings..........................................................................................................66
5.2.1 Relationship between the English Major Students’ Perception of Collocations and their Learning Background..............................................................................................66
5.2.2 Common Strategy of Taiwanese Students in Vocabulary Acquisition.......................................................................................................................67
5.2.3 Students’ General Thoughts about Collocations....................................................68
5.3 5.3 Pedagogical Implications of the Study................................................................69
5.3.1 Collocations could be adopted as a Vocabulary Teaching Approach............... ..........................................................................................................70
5.3.2 Collocation materials could be revised in Current Foreign or Second Language Teaching Textbooks........................................................................................................71
5.4 Importance of this Study............................................................................................73
5.5 Suggestions for Future Studies..................................................................................74
5.6 Conclusion.................................................................................................................75
References...................................................................................................................... 76
Appendix A Questionnaire..............................................................................................84
Appendix B Interview Questions....................................................................................86
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