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A study of the relationships between informal second language contact, vocabulary-related strategic behaviour and vocabulary gain in a study abroad context

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This thesis reports on a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of the relationships between informal (i.e. out-of-class) second language (L2) contact, vocabulary-related strategic behaviour and vocabulary gain in a study abroad context. The study addressed three main gaps in knowledge that arose from analysis of the literature: (1) the evidence of informal L2 contact was largely unreliable, ungeneralisable, or both; (2) the evidence of vocabulary-related strategic behaviour in informal L2 cont...

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Department of Education
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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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