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ERIC Number: EJ1064814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1481-868X
Vocabulary Learning through Extensive Reading: A Case Study
Senoo, Yasuko; Yonemoto, Kazuhiro
Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, v17 n2 p1-22 2014
The role and importance of reading in second language vocabulary learning have been discussed by many researchers because of the richness and variety of vocabulary in written texts compared to oral discourse (Horst, 2005; Nation, 2001). However, despite the recent increase of studies in this field, there are very few studies focusing on non-Western languages, including Japanese, compared to Indo-European languages. To fill the gap, this study explored the process of Japanese vocabulary acquisition through extensive reading. Data were collected through a pretest, eight immediate tests, a posttest, and a semistructured interview. The results indicate that extensive reading is especially beneficial in consolidating learners' vocabulary knowledge and in encouraging learners to reflect on their interests and needs in vocabulary learning.
Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée. Departement de langues, linguistique et traduction, Pavillon de Koninck, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1K 7P4, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada