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Rosado, Nayibe; Caro, Keiby G. – English Language Teaching, 2018
It has been commonly reported by teachers and learners the strong and positive relationship between lexis and reading comprehension. This claim has been usually grounded on experience. In consequence, this paper attempts to find research-based evidence to support the connection between lexis and reading comprehension. To do this, a review of 128…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Perez, Maribel Montero; Peters, Elke; Desmet, Piet – Modern Language Journal, 2015
This study investigates the effect of two attention-enhancing techniques on L2 students' learning and processing of novel French words (i.e., target words) through video with L2 subtitles or captions. A combination of eye-movement data and vocabulary tests was gathered to study the effects of Type of Captioning (full or keyword captioning) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Layout (Publications), Video Technology
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Kang, EunYoung – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2015
Since the late '60s, the field of second language acquisition (SLA) has grown enormously. Throughout its development, SLA researchers have investigated a wide range of issues including the processes involved in second language learning, as well as the psycholinguistic, affective and social factors that influence its success or failure (Spada,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction
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Sok, Sarah – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present review explores the meaning of the term 'incidental' in light of how incidental learning is framed, conceptualized, and operationalized in second language (L2) vocabulary research. Three interpretations of incidental vocabulary learning that seem to appear recurrently in the literature are presented and discussed along with examples of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Definitions
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Charalabopoulou, Frieda; Gavrilidou, Maria; Kokkinakis, Sofie Johansson; Volodina, Elena – Research-publishing.net, 2012
Lexical competence constitutes a crucial aspect in L2 learning, since building a rich repository of words is considered indispensable for successful communication. CALL practitioners have experimented with various kinds of computer-mediated glosses to facilitate L2 vocabulary building in the context of incidental vocabulary learning. Intentional…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shintani, Natsuko; Ellis, Rod – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2011
Most studies that have investigated the effects of instruction on the SLA of specific grammatical features have focused on intentional learning. This study investigated incidental acquisition by comparing the relative effects of two types of instruction--comprehension-based instruction (CBI) and production-based instruction (PBI)--on young…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Nouns
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Barcroft, Joe – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2009
This study examined effects of synonym generation on second language (L2) vocabulary learning during reading in both incidental and intentional vocabulary learning contexts. Spanish-speaking adult learners of L2 English (N = 114) at low- and high-intermediate proficiency levels read an English passage containing 10 target words translated in the…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Proficiency, Intentional Learning, Adult Learning
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Schmitt, Norbert – Language Teaching Research, 2008
This article overviews current research on second language vocabulary learning. It concludes that a large vocabulary is necessary to function in English: 8000-9000 word families for reading, and perhaps as many as 5000-7000 families for oral discourse. In addition, a number of word knowledge aspects need to be learned about each lexical item.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intentional Learning, Incidental Learning
Doughty, Catherine J., Ed.; Long, Michael H., Ed. – 2003
This handbook provides an integrated discussion of key issues in second language acquisition (SLA). The 24 chapters include the following: (1) "The Scope of Inquiry and the Goals of SLA" (Catherine J. Doughty and Michael H. Long); (2) "On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language"…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar
Luciani, Teresa – 2001
This bibliography with 1,273 entries is an updated supplement to the preliminary 1997 bibliography on informal adult learning. It is a useful resource guide for those interested in publications (e.g. academic papers, government reports, grassroots publications) aimed at furthering understanding of how learning and teaching takes place in different…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Associative Learning
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Pavesi, Maria – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1986
Describes a study in which English relative clauses were elicited from two groups of Italian learners: formal learners and informal learners. The results agreed with the order of acquisition predicted by the Accessibility Hierarchy (Keenan and Comrie, 1977, 1979). (Author/SED)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Incidental Learning, Intentional Learning, Interlanguage