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Norrby, Catrin; Hakansson, Gisela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
One of the ways to investigate the mental lexicon is to use word association tests. Empirical studies comparing associations by children and adults have indicated a tendency for children to give syntagmatic responses, whereas adults give paradigmatic responses. In order to investigate lexical development in L2 acquisition of Swedish we collected…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Associative Learning, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development
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Norrby, Catrin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article explores variation in address in contemporary Swedish in Sweden-Swedish and Finland-Swedish. The research is part of a large-scale Australian project on changes in the address systems of French, German and Swedish. The present article focuses on results from 72 social network interviews conducted in Sweden (Gothenburg) and Finland…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Swedish
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Nyblom, Heidi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article examines the use and choice of address pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish students in various situations. The study is based on a questionnaire on address usage distributed to university students in the city of Vaasa in Finland. The aim of the study is to investigate potential differences between the use of T and V in Finnish…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage