Measuring second language vocabulary knowledge using a temporal method Tanabe, Masayuki 2020-05-22T02:23:28Z 2020-05-22T02:23:28Z 2016-04
dc.description.abstract The present study addressed the role of speed as a factor in tests of second language (L2) vocabulary knowledge, presupposing that speed of performance is important in actual language use. Research questions were: (a) Do learners with a larger vocabulary size answer faster on an L2 vocabulary breadth test than smaller vocabulary sized learners?; (b) Are there systematic increases in response time (RT) as word frequency decreases in an L2 vocabulary breadth test?; and (c) Do RTs of correct responses on an L2 vocabulary breadth test predict accurate and quick L2 reading? Participants were 24 Japanese university students. Results indicated that (a) vocabulary size facilitated lexical accessibility, (b) high frequency words were accessed more quickly but this was only observable after reaching a certain threshold of vocabulary size, and (c) vocabulary score (accuracy) alone was not associated with accurate and quick reading but vocabulary RT (accuracy + speed) was.
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66717
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject vocabulary test
dc.subject vocabulary breadth
dc.subject response time
dc.subject reading speed
dc.subject Japanese EFL learners
dc.title Measuring second language vocabulary knowledge using a temporal method
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.rfl.topic Lexis
prism.endingpage 142
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 118
prism.volume 28
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