ERIC Number: EJ637433
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reading, Word-Focused Activities and Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in a Second Language.
Prospect, v16 n3 p44-54 Dec 2001
Surveys research on acquiring second language vocabulary from reading that reports very small vocabulary gains from short and long texts. By comparison, reading supplemented with word-focused tasks yields better results. The hypothesis of task-induced involvement load is suggested as an explanation and prediction of task efficacy. (Adjunct ERIC for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Vocabulary Teaching and Learning.