ERIC Number: ED337956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Keyword Method for Vocabulary Learning in Deaf Young Adults.
Parasnis, Ila; Conklin, John
The performance of 18 deaf college students who learned English words and their definitions using the mnemonic keyword method with pictorial elaboration was compared with the performance of 13 controls who learned the same words and their definitions using their own strategies. Immediate and delayed prompted word-definition recall and delayed word-recognition measures were used to compare the performance of the two groups. Results indicated that subjects' immediate recall of word-definitions was better than delayed recall. A significant facilitative effect of the keyword method was found for word-definition recall. It is concluded that the mnemonic method is a useful classroom technique to introduce new English vocabulary to deaf students. (17 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).