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Ordförrådet och textboken: En analys av läromedlet Good Stuff för skolår 4-6
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Vocabulary and the textbook : An analysis of the teaching material Good Stuff aimed at school years 4-6 (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med detta arbete är att åskådliggöra variationen i det ordförråd som presenteras i läromedelsserien Good Stuff för skolår 4–6. Mer precist har följande forskningsfrågor behandlats: (i) Vilka ord är mest frekventa i böckernas texter? (ii) I vilken utsträckning förekommer och på vilket sätter sker återanvändning av orden? (iii) Vilka seman­tiska domäner finns representerade i det ordförråd som presenteras i de tre böckerna? För att besvara dessa frågor har en korpus av alla texterna i de tre böckerna skapats. Analysen  visar att läromedlet till viss del stöttar ordinlärning (t.ex. genom övningar som kräver djupare mental bearbetning), men att det också skulle kunna förbättras i detta hänseende, i synnerhet gäller detta ordfrekvens och återanvändning av orden.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to shed light on variation in the vocabulary presented in Good Stuff, a teaching material aimed at school years 4–6 (age group 10–12 years) in Sweden. More precisely, the following questions have been considered: (i) What words are most frequent in the books? (ii) To what extent and in what way are the words recycled? (iii) What semantic domains are represented in the vocabulary presented in the three books? To answer these questions, a corpus of all the texts in the three books has been compiled. The analyses show that this teaching material supports vocabulary learning to some extent (e.g., with exercises demanding mental processing), but also that it could be improved in that respect, in particular as regards word frequency and recycling of words.

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2013.
Keyword [en]
English, word frequencies, vocabulary learning, young learners, recycling
Keyword [sv]
engelska, ordfrekvenser, ordinlärning, unga inlärare, återanvändning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73271DiVA: diva2:630681
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Språkdidaktik, examensarbete för magisterexamen
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Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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