Utilizing Reading in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition Research Proposal by Nicky

This paper is a research proposal to investigate vocabulary acquisition by students of English as a second language at Sahma Language Institute in Saudi Arabia.
# 145700 | 3,580 words | 23 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 24, 2010 in Language (English: Linguistics) , Education (ESL) , Education (Multiculturalism)


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Description:

The paper is an MA research proposal to examine English as a second language studies at the Sahma Language Institute in Saudi Arabia. The aims of the study are to confirm that ESL learners at the institute can acquire vocabulary through reading, to prove that learners can acquire vocabulary using a difficult reading text, and to evaluate reading as a strategy for vocabulary acquisition. The paper includes a number of illustrations, graphs and statistical equations as well as sample questionnaires.

Outline:
Introduction, Scope And Objectives
Research Hypothesis
Research Objectives
Review of Literature
First Language Acquisition
Stage of First Sounds
Stage of Babbling
Stage of First Words
Stage of Sentences
First Language Acquisition Versus Second Language Acquisition
The Silent Period
Early Production
Appearance Of Speech
Intermediate Fluency
Advanced Fluency
Vocabulary Acquisition
Vocabulary Acquisition Through Reading
Methodology
Sampling
Research Design
Data Collection Procedure
Data Analysis
Chapter Outline
Introduction
Review of Literature
Language Acquisition
First Language Acquisition Versus Second Language Acquisition
Vocabulary Acquisition
Vocabulary Acquisition Through Reading
Methodology
Sampling
Research Design
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis
Findings Discussion
Conclusion
References
Dissertation Timescale
Bibliography

From the Paper:

"From the 1950s onwards, there has been a massive interest in the language acquisition domain. Researchers have so far conducted numerous rich and productive studies to look into the phenomenon whereby a baby, within a short period of time, moves from baby talk to adult-like language. Ideas and findings have made language acquisition one of the most studied areas. In fact, most language acquisition research has centered on English as a first or a second language. One main reason is that English is the most widely spoken language in the world.
"Different linguistic approaches give different conclusions in relation to first language acquisition. However, the most influential is the one adopted by the American linguist Noam Chomsky in the second half of the twentieth century. He made some strong claims about language acquisition. Chomsky believed that language is an innate faculty. That is, humans are born with a set of rules in their minds that he refers to as "Universal Grammar" (UG). UG, according to Chomsky, is the basis on which all human languages are built."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ahmed, M. O. 1989,. Vocabulary Learning Strategies. In Meara, P. (Ed.), Beyond Words. Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT), London.
  • Alkhuli, M. 1997, Language Acquisition, Dar Alfalah Press, Swaileh.
  • Biggam, J. 2008, Succeeding at Your Master's Dissertation, Open University Press, Berkshire.
  • Critchley , M. 2005, Reading to Learn: Pedagogical Implications of Vocabulary Research [Online] Available at:http://www.encounters.jp/mike/professional/publications/vocabulary.html Last Accessed 5 January 2009.
  • Colman, A. 2001, A Dictionary of Psychology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Utilizing Reading in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (2010, November 24) Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/utilizing-reading-in-second-language-vocabulary-acquisition-145700/

MLA Format

"Utilizing Reading in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition" 24 November 2010. Web. 14 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/utilizing-reading-in-second-language-vocabulary-acquisition-145700/>

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