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ERIC Number: EJ803942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Effect of Instruction with Expert Patterns on the Lexical Learning of English as a Foreign Language
Sanchez, Maria Jesus
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v32 n1 p89-102 Mar 2004
The aim of this research was to show the importance of instruction in learning a specific set of words. Two different tasks were used in the experiment: one in which subjects were required to fill in sentences and choose the appropriate answer in a multiple choice exercise (lexical test), and the other was a rating task designed to assess semantic relationships. It was hypothesized that subjects would gain a better knowledge of the vocabulary when it was taught with the experts' organization than could be acquired with the organization used by teachers and linguists which is arranged according to what they believe to be relevant parameters [Faber and Perez, Atlantis 15 (1993), 117-134]. The analyses with the lexical task and with the relatedness ratings, carried out with the Pathfinder procedure, confirm this hypothesis. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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