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ERIC Number: EJ1085093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Learning Vocabulary through Meaning-Focused Input: Replication of Elley (1989) and Liu & Nation (1985)
Webb, Stuart
Language Teaching, v49 n1 p129-140 Jan 2016
There has been a great deal of research on first language (L1) and second language (L2) learning through meaning-focused input since Nagy, Herman & Anderson's (1985) seminal study of incidental vocabulary learning through reading. Two strands of research within this area are incidental vocabulary learning through listening and guessing from context. This article discusses widely-cited studies from each of these areas--Elley (1989) and Liu & Nation (1985)--that deserve to be replicated. Both studies made important contributions to the field, were original in their designs, and advanced our understanding of how vocabulary is learned in context. The benefits of replicating these two studies are described and several suggestions are made for how the replications might be completed.
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