Advisor

Marjorie Terdal

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (90 p.)

Subjects

English language -- Gerund -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers, English language -- Infinitive -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers

DOI

10.15760/etd.5737

Abstract

A group of 101 ESL learners ranging in the mid to upper intermediate level was randomly distributed among two groups--experimental and control. They were given three tests prior to the experiment and three tests after treatment. Both groups were given the same contextualized materials. However, the experimental group was taught gerunds and infinitives using the Bolinger principle whereas the control group was taught gerunds and infinitives by list memorization.

Two hypotheses were posed:

1. Teaching ESL learners gerunds and infinitives using the Bolinger principle will result in significant improvement in discrete point tests.

2. Teaching ESL learners gerunds and infinitives using the Bolinger principle will result in significant improvement in the use of gerunds and infinitives in writing.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21658

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