Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1995

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

My interest in vocabulary research probably stems from my personal struggle with English words. As an English as a second language learner I have had the frustrating experience of not finding the appropriate words for a given context. While I did not want to sound too formal or bookish, I was not certain about the degree of informality of some words. Preparing to become an English as a foreign language teacher, I became interested in strategies for teaching and learning vocabulary. I also became interested in language testing, especially in the social effects of tests on the lives of language learners.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5877

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Ana Maria Fonseca Saravia

Language

en

Date Available

2013-10-18

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

115 pages

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