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Willis, Martin; Ohashi, Yoshie – Language Learning Journal, 2012
Vocabulary is an essential component of language. It is central to reading ability, writing ability and listening ability, and the most important aspect of second-language (L2) knowledge for academic achievement. The aim of this paper is to investigate quantitatively some of the factors that make some L2 words more difficult to learn and retain…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Writing Ability, Reading Ability, Vocabulary Development