Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition

Daskalovska, Nina (2014) Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition. The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 9 (2). pp. 2-8. ISSN 2165 767X

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Research on vocabulary acquisition from reading has shown that both first and second language learners can gain some vocabulary knowledge through reading. Apart from conducting new studies, one of the ways of investigating a particular phenomenon and creating stronger grounds for certain claims is by replicating previous studies. The aim of this study is to replicate the study on vocabulary acquisition through reading conducted by Zahar et al. (2001). The results show that the participants were able to learn the meaning of 3.02 words or 25.98% of the previously unknown words, which is a little bit higher than the results in the original study. The study found similar relationship between the learning gain scores and the participants’ vocabulary sizes, but different effects of word frequency for the participants with the smallest vocabulary sizes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Nina Daskalovska
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 09:33

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