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dc.contributor.authorNizonkiza, Deogratias
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-13T07:25:19Z
dc.date.available2017-02-13T07:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationNizonkiza, D. 2014. The relationship between productive knowledge of collocations and academic literacy in tertiary level students. Journal for language teaching, 48(1):149-171. [http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jlt.v48i1.8]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0259-9570
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/20287
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jlt.v48i1.8
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dc.description.abstractThis research explores tertiary level L2 students' mastery of the collocations pertaining to the Academic Word List (AWL) and the extent to which their knowledge of collocations grows alongside their academic literacy. A collocation test modelled on Laufer and Nation (1999), with target words selected from Coxhead's (2000) AWL was administered to students from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Results indicate that these collocations pose problems for L2 students. This finding supports and complements Nesselhauf's (2005) and Laufer and Waldman's (2011) findings that collocations are challenging for L2 students, even at advanced levels. Furthermore, scores in the collocation test correlate significantly with the Test of Academic Literacy Levels (TALL), indicating that knowledge of collocations corresponds to students' academic literacy. The pedagogical consequences these results have for the widespread attempt to improve tertiary level students' use of collocations in writing are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAALTen_US
dc.subjectProductive knowledge of collocationsen_US
dc.subjectAcademic literacyen_US
dc.subjectAcademic word listen_US
dc.subjectL2 writingen_US
dc.subjectProduktiewe kennis van kollokasiesen_US
dc.subjectAkademiese geletterdheiden_US
dc.subjectAkademiese woordelysen_US
dc.subjectL2-skryfwerken_US
dc.titleThe relationship between productive knowledge of collocations and academic literacy in tertiary level studentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID24276375 - Nizonkiza, Deogratias


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