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ERIC Number: EJ976261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Glossing and Second Language Vocabulary Learning
Ko, Myong Hee
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v46 n1 p56-79 Mar 2012
This study aims to investigate the effect of different types of glosses as well as no-gloss and glossed texts on L2 vocabulary learning. A total of 90 university students in Korea participated in this study. They were randomly divided into groups according to three different conditions: no gloss, L1 gloss, and L2 gloss. Students were first asked to read materials for a reading comprehension test. Immediately after, participants took an unexpected multiple-choice (MC) vocabulary test, which they took once again unannounced four weeks later. All participants also completed a student opinion questionnaire reporting on their reactions to the reading text. Results indicated that, on the immediate vocabulary test, there was a significant difference between no-gloss and glossed conditions. However, participants showed no significant differences between texts with L1 glosses and L2 glosses. Findings were similar on the delayed vocabulary test given four weeks later. There were significant time effects on L1 and L2 gloss conditions over time but not on the no-gloss condition. The survey results revealed participants preferred glosses in their L2 reading materials, and they favored L2 glosses over L1 glosses. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea