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The quality and frequency of encounters with vocabulary in an English for Academic Purposes programme

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Title:The quality and frequency of encounters with vocabulary in an English for Academic Purposes programme
Authors:Joe, Angela
Keywords:longitudinal
case study
vocabulary frequency
vocabulary depth
contextual richness
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Date Issued:Apr 2010
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:This longitudinal case study tracks an adult second-language (L2) learner’s quality and quantity of encounters with 20 vocabulary items in an English for Academic Purposes course over 3 months. The learner completed pretest and posttest vocabulary knowledge interviews, submitted course materials and notes for analysis, and was observed during class lessons. The results show that frequency of encounters contributes more to vocabulary learning than contextual richness does. In addition, the case study data illustrate the highly incremental nature of L2 vocabulary acquisition in a naturalistic context.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66647
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66647
Volume:22
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 22, No. 1 Special Issue: In Honor of Paul Nation


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