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Instructors’ Views towards the Second Language Acquisition of the Spanish Subjunctive


Abstract The study of Spanish instructors’ beliefs is a recent development and the body of work is

small with little research conducted on their insights on the acquisition of any grammar form. Still, Spanish grammar includes the notoriously difficult subjunctive, a grammatical irrealis mood that is affixed to verbs. A national survey was conducted on Spanish professors and instructors (N=73) who teach at institutions randomly selected from a representative sample of American institutions of higher education. The survey was conducted to inquire on their beliefs regarding the most complex forms in Spanish, the causes of the subjunctive difficulty, and their preferred methods of teaching the form. The results first indicate that participants rated th... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Powell, John Warren William (Author) / van Gelderen, Elly (Advisor) / James, Mark (Advisor) / Beaudrie, Sara (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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