Richard La Bontee

Language Advisor

Unit for Academic Language
Visiting address
Västra hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Richard La Bontee

Dissertation Topic:

I will be conducting research into vocabulary learning strategies for Swedish Second Language Learners. The project seeks to observe strategies learners use to build their vocabulary, establish a categorization for these strategies in the Swedish context, then explore if it is possible to measure if any of those strategies are more effective in receptive or productive vocabulary learning. This project will also likely involve an analysis of learner individual differences, including motivation, learning styles and demographics.


Language Learning Strategies, Vocabulary Learning Strategies, Swedish as a Second Language, Second Language Acquisition, Individual Differences, Motivation, Learning Styles, Applied Linguistics.



  • LaBontee (2014). Strategies in learning and producing lexical intonation of Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Language by English L1 learners. The Asian Conference on Language Learning, Osaka, Japan. Pg. 424-440.