author={Joseph Collentine},
  journal={Studies in Second Language Acquisition},
  pages={227 - 248}
  • Joseph Collentine
  • Published 23 April 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Context of learning, such as whether a learner studies a second language (L2) in a formal classroom—“at home” or abroad—may be a key factor in developing grammatical and lexical abilities. Yet, little empirical data is available comparing the effects of study abroad (SA) and formal instruction “at home” (AH) experiences on such development (Freed, 1995). The scant research that exists presents conflicting results (DeKeyser, 1986, 1991; Isabelli, 2002; Lennon, 1990; Regan, 1995; Ryan & Lafford… 
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