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Dagli Gökbulut, Özlem; Güneyli, Ahmet – Education Sciences, 2019
In this research, an effort is made to compare the effectiveness of reading texts presented through electronic books in a computer environment and regular (printed) texts, in terms of the development of the reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition skills of students with special needs within inclusive educational environments. The research…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Vocabulary Development, Electronic Publishing, Special Needs Students
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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Learning style matching is a neglected factor that may affect the complex process of second language (L2) incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. The purpose of the current study is to investigate whether there is any difference in L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition and retention through reading when learners' perceptual learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Incidental Learning
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Dubiner, Deborah – Language Awareness, 2018
This is the second of two articles based on a study of the contribution of vocabulary notebooks to the development of second language vocabulary, language awareness, metacognitive skills and pedagogical skills of non-native English-speaking pre-service teachers. In this article, the impact of reflections on non-native pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metalinguistics, Vocabulary Development, Learning Processes
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Bordag, Denisa; Kirschenbaum, Amit; Rogahn, Maria; Tschirner, Erwin – Second Language Research, 2017
Four experiments were conducted to examine the role of orthotactic probability, i.e. the sequential letter probability, in the early stages of vocabulary acquisition by adult native speakers and advanced learners of German. The results show different effects for orthographic probability in incidental and intentional vocabulary acquisition: Whereas…
Descriptors: Role, Probability, Vocabulary Development, Advanced Students
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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West, Joyce – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge plays an important role in determining a person's language proficiency level. This study investigates the role vocabulary plays in determining students' performance within research modules at private higher education institutions (HEIs). The discipline-specific vocabulary in this study includes target words, sampled from an…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Alsaif, Abdullah; Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
A considerable body of research has investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading on incidental vocabulary acquisition in second language (L2) learners. However, we still know very little about the relationship between extensive reading and vocabulary development among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) where language…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ying, Zhang – English Language Teaching, 2017
This paper provides an overview of the theories on the organization and development of L1 mental lexicon and the representation mode of bilingual mental lexicon. It analyzes the structure and characteristics of Chinese EFL learners and their problems in English vocabulary acquisition. On the basis of this, it suggests that English vocabulary…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ender, Andrea – Applied Linguistics, 2016
Studies on vocabulary acquisition in second language learning have revealed that a large amount of vocabulary is learned without an overt intention, in other words, incidentally. This article investigates the relevance of different lexical processing strategies for vocabulary acquisition when reading a text for comprehension among 24 advanced…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Cognitive Processes, Language Acquisition, Incidental Learning
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Massey, Cynthia C.; Shippen, Margarett E.; Flores, Margaret M.; Head, Cindy – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2020
This study investigated the effects of an instructional technology device, specifically, a computer-based graphic organizer, called the "Real-World Connections Vocabulary" graphic organizer (Ellis, 2015), on vocabulary acquisition for college entrance testing skills of students with high-incidence disabilities. Although graphic…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Vocabulary, Students with Disabilities, Instructional Materials
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This article reports on an investigation of the suitability of mobile vocabulary games for inducing a state of incidental vocabulary acquisition. Draw Something, a social digital drawing game in which players draw and guess words, was selected as a focus for this investigation. Results from an exploratory factor analysis of the questionnaire data…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Vocabulary Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hsu, Hui-Tzu – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Use of captioned video in classrooms has gained considerable attention in the second and foreign language learning. However, the effect of application of captioned video embedded with glosses on incidental vocabulary enhancement has not been explored. This study aims to examine the effect of video captions with glosses on EFL students' incidental…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Andarab, Mehdi Solhi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The recent improvements in technology and their integration in language learning have played a facilitating role in vocabulary acquisition. Quizlet, an online teacher-/student-friendly tool, is one of the leading applications in vocabulary acquisition. Along with the effectiveness of visualization in acquiring vocabulary, humor has been also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ahmad, Kham Sila; Armarego, Jocelyn; Sudweeks, Fay – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2017
Aim/Purpose: To develop a framework for utilizing Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) to assist non-native English migrant women to acquire English vocabulary in a non-formal learning setting. Background: The women in this study migrated to Australia with varied backgrounds including voluntary or forced migration, very low to high levels of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mohsen, Mohammed Ali – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Several types of help options have been incorporated into reading and listening comprehension activities to aid second language (L2) vocabulary acquisition. Textbook authors, teachers, and sometimes even students may pick and choose which help options they wish to use. In this paper, I investigate the effects of two help options in a multimedia…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Recall (Psychology), Reading Comprehension
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