ERIC Number: EJ465534
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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When Do Foreign-Language Readers Look Up the Meaning of Unfamiliar Words? The Influence of Task and Learner Variables.
Hulstijn, Jan H.
Modern Language Journal, v77 n2 p139-47 Sum 1993
Used computers to observe when foreign language (FL) readers look up meaning of unfamiliar words when reading FL text. Experiments with 82 English-speaking Dutch students from grades 10 and 11 show look-up behavior was clearly influenced by perceived word relevance, modestly influenced by reader's vocabulary knowledge, and not influenced by reader's ability to infer word meanings from contextual information. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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