A glance at the syntactic and semantic principles underlying the Spanish clitic se: A study in second language acquisition.

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Title:
A glance at the syntactic and semantic principles underlying the Spanish clitic se: A study in second language acquisition.
Author:
Elliott, Otis Phillip, Jr.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study investigates some of the factors that may guide and constrain the university-level, nonnative Spanish speaker's use of the Spanish pronominal clitic se in written discourse. I examine computer-conferencing messages written by eighty-six university students of Spanish who completed their second year of Spanish in consecutive semesters. A Cognitive Grammar analysis and a VARBRUL analysis are applied to the data. VARBRUL, a variable rule statistical analysis, enables me to explore certain linguistic, sociolinguistic, and semantic factors that may be constraining the second language (L2) use of se. Cognitive Grammar, a theory of language which views semantic structure as conceptual structure, is the theoretical foundation for the analysis of cognitive and semantic factors that may be influencing the manner in which these learners are construing se. The study serves as an empirical basis on which to better inform the teaching of se in the second language classroom.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lehrer, Adrienne

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA glance at the syntactic and semantic principles underlying the Spanish clitic se: A study in second language acquisition.en_US
dc.creatorElliott, Otis Phillip, Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Otis Phillip, Jr.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study investigates some of the factors that may guide and constrain the university-level, nonnative Spanish speaker's use of the Spanish pronominal clitic se in written discourse. I examine computer-conferencing messages written by eighty-six university students of Spanish who completed their second year of Spanish in consecutive semesters. A Cognitive Grammar analysis and a VARBRUL analysis are applied to the data. VARBRUL, a variable rule statistical analysis, enables me to explore certain linguistic, sociolinguistic, and semantic factors that may be constraining the second language (L2) use of se. Cognitive Grammar, a theory of language which views semantic structure as conceptual structure, is the theoretical foundation for the analysis of cognitive and semantic factors that may be influencing the manner in which these learners are construing se. The study serves as an empirical basis on which to better inform the teaching of se in the second language classroom.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSecond Language Acquisition and Teachingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLehrer, Adrienneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Karen L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAdamson, H. Douglasen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9603712en_US
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