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ERIC Number: EJ1144180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
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One-Time Treatment for Incidental Vocabulary Learning: Call for Discontinuation. A Commentary on Ali Karakas and Arif Sariçoban's "The Impact of Watching Subtitled Animated Cartoons on Incidental Vocabulary Learning of ELT Students"
Bogdanov, Stan
Teaching English with Technology, v13 n2 p75-82 2013
Incidental vocabulary learning has attracted a great deal of attention in ELT research. However, it is important that teacher and researcher exploitation of vocabulary developments be guided by more than replication of previous research designs. For conclusions based on empirical research to be valid, it is important to be clear about exactly what any data being gathered pertains to. While Karakas and Sariçoban (2012) claim to have presented a solid piece of research on the effects of subtitled cartoons on incidental vocabulary learning, in practice it is not so. It is argued that the research design validity resulted in questionable results having little relevance to genuine incidental vocabulary learning. [For "The Impact of Watching Subtitled Animated Cartoons on Incidental Vocabulary Learning of ELT Students," see EJ1144953.]
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site: http://tewtjournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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