ERIC Number: EJ579714
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Working Memory and Distributed Vocabulary Learning.
Atkins, Paul W. B.; Baddeley, Alan D.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v19 n4 p537-52 Dec 1998
Tested the hypothesis that individual differences in immediate-verbal-memory span predict success in second-language vocabulary acquisition. In the two-session study, adult subjects learned 56 English-Finnish translations. Tested one week later, subjects were less likely to remember those words they had difficulty learning, even though they had studied those items more often. (Author/ER)
Descriptors: Adults, English, Finnish, Individual Differences, Language Research, Learning Processes, Memory, Phonemics, Research Methodology, Retention (Psychology), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbal Learning, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A