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ERIC Number: EJ1163356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Calling Iranian Learners of L2 English: Effect of Gloss Type on Lexical Retention and Reading Performance under Different Learning Conditions
Sadeghi, Karim; Khezrlou, Sima; Modirkhameneh, Sima
Journal of Research in Reading, v40 suppl pS66-S86 Dec 2017
This study sought to compare how three different gloss types (text-picture, text-audio and text-picture-audio) affected English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The study also compared how results on comprehension and vocabulary acquisition differed across three learning conditions (i.e., incidental, intentional and explicit instruction). A between-groups design was employed with four groups (N = 135) of Iranian university learners of L2 English. The participants (with upper-intermediate proficiency level) read English texts. Written recall and multiple-choice questions were used to measure reading comprehension; vocabulary knowledge scale (VKS) and contextualized vocabulary knowledge test (CVKT) were used to assess vocabulary acquisition. Results of statistical analyses revealed that while the text-picture-audio gloss type consistently resulted in better vocabulary learning and reading comprehension, the learning conditions varied in terms of their immediate and delayed effect on vocabulary and reading scores. This study suggests that learner performances across gloss types are condition specific and provides both pedagogical and theoretical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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