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Linguistic Correlates of Proficiency in Korean as a Second Language

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Authors
Lee, Sun-Young; Moon, Jihye; Long, Michael H
Issue Date
2009
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.45 No.2, pp. 319-348
Keywords
linguistic correlatesKorean as a Second Language (KSL)acquisition of Koreanoral proficiency scalesgrammatical competenceheritage speakers
Abstract
This study investigates relationships between global oral proficiency ratings and measures of grammatical competence in the acquisition of Korean as a second language. Data were collected on the linguistic abilities of learners at 1+ to 4 on the ILR scale, focusing on perception in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, and collocation. The results show that (i) most of the tasks have high internal reliability, (ii) individual accuracy scores correlate strongly with levels on the ILR proficiency scale on most tasks, and (iii) heritage speakers outperform non-heritage speakers at the same high levels of oral proficiency on most tasks. The findings indicate that global proficiency scales like the OPI can be deconstructed using tasks that provide detailed measures of learners'control of linguistic features.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86449
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 45 Number 1/2 (2009)
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