From the School of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington
Learning of pragmatic formulaic sequences through multimodal input: The role of genre and highlighting
Seminar presented by Natasha Moskvina
PhD student, University of Barcelona
Can you learn pragmatic formulas by watching subtitled videos? What are the best conditions for that?
Formulaic competence is one of the key aspects of mastering a foreign language and one of the most challenging. Our study explored two factors that could potentially contribute to successful learning of formulas. First, we investigated if the same pragmatic formulaic sequences presented in videos from two different genres, TED talks and Friends, are noticed and learnt differently. Secondly, we used highlighting to see if it helps learners to focus on the target expressions and leads to better learning. The results showed that both factors have an impact on learners’ performance and could be used for designing effective language instructions.
20 March 2020
4 to 5pm
MYLT 101, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington