New Perspectives on Subtitling and Foreign Language Learning
Chapter 6 Results
6.1 Introduction This chapter is devoted to the analysis and description of the data gathered from the acquisitional study described in Chapter 5. After data collection and test scoring, descriptive and inferential statistics were carried out on the data. A first phase of the analysis involved ANOVA comparisons between the control groups (conditions of no exposure and exposure to non-sub- titled input) in order to investigate the ef fect of exposure regardless of the presence of subtitles and to monitor learners’ potential growth from pretest to posttest. Subsequent ANOVA tests were performed on the three experimental groups to assess the ef fect of time, treatment (transla- tion strategy) and their interaction on learners’ degree of accuracy in the production of the targeted structures. ANOVAs were performed on the totality of the tests and on single tasks in isolation. In the spoken produc- tion tasks, statistical tests specifically measured any significant variation in accuracy of constituent order in clauses and the complexity of the phrases produced by learners. A few details of learners’ production are provided to explore in what ways features of learners’ output changed across time and in relation to the specific experimental treatment. Global trends are then extracted from the data, with a view to formulating a more thorough definition of translational salience. 130 Chapter 6 6.2 The Control Groups The acquisitional study involved the presence of two control groups. Learners in Control Group 1 were exposed to the films in the absence of any subtitles. Participants in...
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