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Master of Arts (MA) in English: Teaching English as a Second Language




"This single case study is a close-up view of how one second language learner, Abdul, acquired a particular variety of American English-in this case African American Vernacular English (AAVE) (Perryman-Clark, 2013). Non-cognitive factors are examined, and Stephen Krashen's Monitor Theory is suggested as a possible lens through which teachers could examine learners' language choice. Through interview and informal discussions with the subject, the researcher and his mentor attempted to discover whether the language variety choice was conscious on the learner 's part because it appeared that he had not consciously chosen AAVE as his reference group"--Document.


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