In today’s globalised world a variety of media and new affordances enable unprecedented opportunities of contact with English. At the same time, English is increasingly moving out of the domain of formal education in Europe and worldwide to be learned and appropriated naturally by L2 learners and users during recreation, study and work. Contributing to an emergent and vibrant research area in contemporary applied linguistics, this volume innovatively explores the role of informal exposure to L2 English in Italy via an empirical study conducted on university students. The questionnaire-based findings are considered within the broader European context and in relation to the growing incidence of informal L2 learning through the media and multimodal input. They offer novel insights into spontaneous second language acquisition and the changing status of English in Italy. The volume addresses applied linguists and experts in English language, language learning and second language acquisition.

Informal Contact with English. A case study of Italian postgraduate students

Pavesi;Ghia Elisa
2020-01-01

Abstract

In today’s globalised world a variety of media and new affordances enable unprecedented opportunities of contact with English. At the same time, English is increasingly moving out of the domain of formal education in Europe and worldwide to be learned and appropriated naturally by L2 learners and users during recreation, study and work. Contributing to an emergent and vibrant research area in contemporary applied linguistics, this volume innovatively explores the role of informal exposure to L2 English in Italy via an empirical study conducted on university students. The questionnaire-based findings are considered within the broader European context and in relation to the growing incidence of informal L2 learning through the media and multimodal input. They offer novel insights into spontaneous second language acquisition and the changing status of English in Italy. The volume addresses applied linguists and experts in English language, language learning and second language acquisition.
InterLinguistica Studi contrastivi tra Lingue e Culture
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