The effect of audio recorded stories on novel word acquisition by children using a non-standard dialect of English

More, Katherine (2017-03)

Thesis (MSL&HT)--Stellenbosch University, 2017.

Thesis

ENGLISH SUMMARY : Purpose: This study investigated young children’s acquisition of novel words presented within audio recorded stories and their ability to understand and use these novel words. Method: Participants were 20 bilingual mainstream Grade R children. They were exposed to two audiotaped stories containing eight target words each. Pre- and post - test scores were compared to a control group condition and analysed using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank test. Results: Results indicated that receptive vocabulary acquisition and the ability to apply the target words in sentences improved after exposure to the stories. The ability to provide definitions of these words did not significantly improve. Conclusions: Listening to story tapes can facilitate receptive vocabulary acquisition.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING : Doel: Die studie het jong kinders se verwerwing van nuwe woordeskat aangebied in bandopnamestories asook hullle vermoe om hierdie woorde te verstaan en te gebruik, ondersoek. Metode: Deelnemers was 20 tweetalige hoofstroom Graad R leerders. Hulle is aan 2 bandopnamestories blootgestel wat elkeen 8 teikenwoorde bevat het. Voor- en nametingtellings is vergelyk met ‘n kontrolegroeptoestand en ontleed met behulp van die Wilcoxon Signed Rank toets. Resultate: Resultate het aangedui dat deelnemers se reseptiewe aanleer van die teikenwoorde na blootstelling aan die stories asook die toepassing van die woorde in sinne verbeter het. Die vermoe om definisies van hierdie woorde te gee het egter nie beduidend toegeneem nie. Gevolgtrekking: Luister na bandopnamestories kan die verwerwing van reseptiewe woordeskat fasiliteer.

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