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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Learning without awareness revisited (again): Lightening cognitive load and implicit learning
by Reese, Jessica Louree, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 70; 1522595
Abstract (Summary)

One's first language is learned almost entirely implicitly, but learning a second language most often occurs completely explicitly. Previous research has suggested that learners must notice and be aware of target forms in order to learn and use them productively; however, others have proposed that awareness is not necessary for uptake (i.e., implicit learning can occur in a L2). This study is a partial replication of two previous studies, one by Williams and the other by Hama and Leow, which found conflicting results, and using a slightly modified methodology, further investigates if and how aspects of a second language can be learned implicitly, and what facilitates this process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Abbuhl, Rebekha
Commitee: Hall, Nancy, Kumpf, Lorraine
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Linguistics
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Linguistics, Cognitive psychology
Publication Number: 1522595
ISBN: 978-1-303-02007-0
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