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ERIC Number: EJ894084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Is Overt Repetition Critical to Expressive Word Learning? The Role of Overt Repetition in Word Learning with and without Semantics
Abbs, Brandon; Gupta, Prahlad; Khetarpal, Naveen
Applied Psycholinguistics, v29 n4 p627-667 Oct 2008
Five experiments examined whether overt repetition (i.e., saying a word aloud) during exposure is critical to the expressive learning of new words. When participants did not engage in overt repetition during exposure, they nevertheless exhibited clear expressive learning, both with and without an accompanying semantics, indicating that overt repetition is not critical to expressive word learning. In addition, learning without overt repetition did not differ from learning with overt repetition, suggesting that overt repetition confers no benefit for learning in this situation. These results are discussed in relation to previous studies, and it is suggested that benefits of repetition may accrue primarily in second language rather than in first language word learning.
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Language: English
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