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ERIC Number: ED529114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
The Impact of Gloss Types on Iranian EFL Students' Reading Comprehension and Lexical Retention
Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi; Biria, Reza
Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v5 n1 p99-114 Jan 2012
Research has shown that the effect of marginal glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary retention is a controversial issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate this issue among Iranian university EFL students. Three types of glosses were applied in this study: single gloss in participants' first language (SL1G), single gloss in participants' second language (SL2G), and multiple-choice gloss (MCG) in participants' second language. One hundred and twenty undergraduate students majoring in English Teaching at Azad University of Najafabad, Iran, read the texts under three conditions: SL1G, SL2G, and MCG. Afterwards, participants answered two vocabulary tests, one administered immediately after the reading test and another three weeks later. One-way repeated measures ANOVA and follow-up post hoc tests (p less than 0.05) showed that MCG facilitated participants' vocabulary learning while reading the text more than SLGs. The results of One-way ANOVA also revealed that SL2G was the most facilitative gloss type for the participants' reading comprehension. The study illustrates how different types of textual glosses can affect both reading comprehension and vocabulary retention. Limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed. Reading Text with Single L2 Gloss is appended. (Contains 10 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran