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High-level proficiency in late L2acquisition – Relationships between collocational production, language aptitudeand personality
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of French, Italian and Classical Languages.
Södertörns högskola.
2013 (English)In: Sensitive Periods, Language Aptitude, and Ultimate L2 Attainment / [ed] Gisela Granena och Michael Long, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
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The aim of the present exploratory study was twofold. The first was to investigate how indicators of high-level proficiency (collocations and grammaticality judgment) related to aptitude in late French L2 learners. Results showed a significant positive correlation between collocations and performance on the LLAMA D (Meara 2005). The second question concerned how personality relates to indicators of high-level L2 proficiency (collocations and grammaticality judgment). Two personality dimensions in the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (Van der Zee & van Oudenhoven 2000) were significantly and positively correlated with scores for collocations and the LLAMA D. The preliminary findings suggest that collocations are a valid measure for high-level L2 proficiency and that it is necessary to consider both personality and social-psychological factors when predicting successful L2 learning.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83275ISBN: 9789027213112ISBN: 9027213119OAI: diva2:574919
Available from: 2012-12-06 Created: 2012-12-06 Last updated: 2013-05-07Bibliographically approved

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