LANGUAGE ACQUISITION STRATEGIES:

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2015-05-11
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Yousof Ismail, Safiya
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UOFK
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The aim of this study is to investigate the Learning Strategies (LS) used by Sudanese English Foreign Language learners Basic School form 8. The Sudanese English Language learners are taken in this study to represent a sample of L2 learners. The surveyed LS in the present study will be used in the comparison between learning strategies used by L2 learner and those learning strategies used by L1 learner. The objective of this comparison is to prove the study hypothesis that L2 learner uses nearly the same learning strategies used by L1 learner. At the same time, the study seeks to prove that both L2 learner and L1 acquirers construct hypotheses about the syntactic and grammatical rules of the language, then overgeneralize these hypotheses and test them through language use. This results in some “errors” and “goofs”. By analyzing these errors, we can discover the learner’s hypotheses he/she constructs about the language, the stage he/she is in his/her developmental language acquisition process and the learning strategies he/she uses in this process. The study examines whether a language learner, i.e. L1 and L2 learner, passes through the same natural sequence of acquisition in language learning or not. It consists of six chapters.
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