Title

The effects of age of exposure on knowledge of english grammar in english-medium instruction

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

TESL-EJ

Publication Date

2-1-2021

Abstract

The current study examined differences in morphosyntactic knowledge of Arabic learners who had significant exposure to English as a medium of instruction at the primary and tertiary educational levels. The study involved a grammaticality judgment task, an editing task, and a background questionnaire. Based on the background questionnaire, the participants (n = 84) were divided into early and late learners - those first exposed to English medium instruction in the primary and undergraduate levels, respectively. The results of the multivariate analysis revealed a main effect for the age of first exposure to English medium instruction. The post hoc univariate analysis confirmed these effects in favor of early learners only for the grammaticality judgment task; no such effects were observed for the editing task. Theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical implications of the study are discussed.

Volume

24

Issue

4

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

Age of exposure, Editing task, English medium instruction, Grammar judgment task

Scopus ID

85103302527

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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