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An experimental study on grammatical sensitivity and production competence in Chinese and Spanish EFL learners and its implications on EFL teaching methods

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    He Q
    Oltra-Massuet I
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    Author, as appears in the article.: He Q; Oltra-Massuet I
    Department: Estudis Anglesos i Alemanys
    URV's Author/s: Oltra Massuet, Maria Isabel
    Keywords: Language production competence Interaction-based poa tasks Implicit knowledge Grammatical sensitivity Efl learners violations language production competence l2 interaction-based poa tasks implicit knowledge grammatical sensitivity gender 2nd-language
    Abstract: Implicit knowledge acquired by L2 learners determines their language competence; however, it remains an issue to what extent advanced EFL learners can acquire implicit language knowledge. This study aims at finding out whether advanced EFL learners from two different L1s could acquire a level of implicit knowledge of English questions by using the modified Elicited Oral Imitation Task. A quantitative, experimental study with the Elicited Oral Imitation Task experimental tool was designed. A total number of 91 participants were recruited via the online experimental platform from October to November, 2021, distributed into a native speaker group, a Chinese EFL learner group, and a Spanish EFL group. The study evaluated participants’ implicit language knowledge by assessing two indicators: the grammatical sensitivity index and the production index. Independent-sample t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were applied to examine the differences in the two indices among different groups. Results revealed that both EFL groups displayed a significant difference with the native speaker group in their degree of implicit knowledge of English questions in general. A further comparison of the two indicators showed that while both EFL groups displayed a relatively high grammatical sensitivity to morpho-syntactic errors in English questions, their corrective production rate of ungrammatical sentences was notably lower. These results indicate that advanced EFL learners had difficulty in acquiring implicit knowledge of English questions at native speaker’ level. These findings also imply a gap between EFL learners’ language knowledge level and corresponding language production competence. Targeting this gap within the Interaction-based production-oriented approach pedagogical implications based on were suggested for enhancing EFL learners’ language production competence in EFL contexts.
    Thematic Areas: Saúde coletiva Psychology, multidisciplinary Psychology (miscellaneous) Psychology (all) Psychology Psicología Nutrição Medicina ii Medicina i Linguística e literatura Interdisciplinar General psychology Filosofía Ensino Engenharias iv Enfermagem Educação física Educação Economia Ciencias sociales Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Ciência da computação Biotecnología Biodiversidade Astronomia / física Artes Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: isabel.oltra@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-2802-3856
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1096875/full
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Frontiers In Psychology. 14
    APA: He Q; Oltra-Massuet I (2023). An experimental study on grammatical sensitivity and production competence in Chinese and Spanish EFL learners and its implications on EFL teaching methods. Frontiers In Psychology, 14(), -. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1096875
    Article's DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1096875
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Psychology (Miscellaneous),Psychology, Multidisciplinary
    Language production competence
    Interaction-based poa tasks
    Implicit knowledge
    Grammatical sensitivity
    Efl learners
    violations
    language production competence
    l2
    interaction-based poa tasks
    implicit knowledge
    grammatical sensitivity
    gender
    2nd-language
    Saúde coletiva
    Psychology, multidisciplinary
    Psychology (miscellaneous)
    Psychology (all)
    Psychology
    Psicología
    Nutrição
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Linguística e literatura
    Interdisciplinar
    General psychology
    Filosofía
    Ensino
    Engenharias iv
    Enfermagem
    Educação física
    Educação
    Economia
    Ciencias sociales
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência da computação
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Astronomia / física
    Artes
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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