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The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations

Szudarski, Paweł; Carter, Ronald

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Ronald Carter



Abstract

The study investigated L2 learners’ acquisition of verb-noun and adjective-noun collocations following two kinds of instruction: input flood only and input flood plus input enhancement (in the form of underlining). L1 Polish learners of English as a foreign language were exposed to infrequent collocations embedded in stories that were read during three consecutive weeks. Their collocational competence was subsequently assessed in a battery of delayed tests tapping into productive and receptive levels of collocational mastery. Input flood plus input enhancement resulted in the acquisition of collocations but only at the level of form recall and form recognition. The findings are discussed with reference to the complexity of acquiring and measuring L2 collocational knowledge. The article concludes with implications for instructed second language acquisition.

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Szudarski, P., & Carter, R. (2016). The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12092

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 8, 2014
Online Publication Date Dec 12, 2014
Publication Date Jul 7, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 9, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2017
Journal International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Print ISSN 0802-6106
Electronic ISSN 1473-4192
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12092
Keywords SLA, foreign language teaching methodology, corpus linguistics
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46871
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijal.12092/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Szudarski, P., and Carter, R. (2016) The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners' acquisition of collocations. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26: 245–265. doi: 10.1111/ijal.12092., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12092. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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