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ERIC Number: EJ1075758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Impact of Attrition on Vocabulary Knowledge among Saudi Teachers
Alharthi, Thamer
English Language Teaching, v7 n4 p111-118 2014
This two-year longitudinal study tracks the extent of vocabulary attrition among Arabic-speaking English graduate teachers. Data were collected through pre-post tests of receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge. The results showed drastic attrition in vocabulary knowledge soon after the end of formal instruction followed by slight gain, although the gain was not quite back to the level of baseline achievement. Verbs and adjectives were more prone to attrition than nouns. The rate of attrition was greater for productive than receptive lexical knowledge. Interestingly, knowledge at peak attainment emerged as a predictor of attrition over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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