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Incidental vocabulary acquisition from reading, reading-while-listening, and listening to stories

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Waring, Rob
dc.contributor.author Donkaewbua, Sangrawee
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T02:06:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T02:06:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66816
dc.description.abstract This study examined the rate at which English vocabulary was acquired from the 3 input modes of reading, reading-while-listening, and listening to stories. It selected 3 sets of 28 words within 4 frequency bands and administered 2 test types immediately after the reading and listening treatments, 1 week later and 3 months later. The results showed that new words could be learned incidentally in all 3 modes, but that most words were not learned. Items occurring more frequently in the text were more likely to be learned and were more resistant to decay. The data demonstrated that, on average, when subjects were tested by unprompted recall, the meaning of only 1 of the 28 items met in either of the reading modes and the meaning of none of the items met in the listening-only mode, would be retained after 3 months.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject incidental vocabulary acquisition
dc.subject graded readers
dc.subject recurrence rate
dc.subject vocabulary decay
dc.subject extensive reading
dc.subject reading-while-listening
dc.subject extensive listening
dc.title Incidental vocabulary acquisition from reading, reading-while-listening, and listening to stories
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66816
prism.volume 20
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage 136
prism.endingpage 163
local.rfl.topic Lexis
Appears in Collections: Volume 20, No. 2 Special Issue: Reading and Vocabulary


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