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ERIC Number: EJ1177764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
The Markov Estimation of Semantic Association (MESA): Good for Vocabulary Measurement, Ineffective for Vocabulary Teaching
McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v18 n1 p27-40 Apr 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary knowledge, as well as its application as a vocabulary teaching tool.
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Language: English
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