An Investigation of Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in Relation to Learner Proficiency Level and Word Frequency
Tekmen, E. Anne Ferrell, Daloglu, Aysegül, Foreign Language Annals
This study examined the relationship between learners' incidental vocabulary acquisition and their level of proficiency, and between acquisition and word frequency in a text. Participants were Turkish learners of English at three proficiency levels. One reading text and four vocabulary tests were administered over a two-week period. Analyses of the data revealed that lexical gains from reading were significant for each group (p < .05). The higher proficiency groups were able to acquire more words than lower level groups. Word frequency in the text was also a significant factor in vocabulary acquisition (p < .05), with 29% of the variance in acquisition being …
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Publication information: Article title: An Investigation of Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in Relation to Learner Proficiency Level and Word Frequency. Contributors: Tekmen, E. Anne Ferrell - Author, Daloglu, Aysegül - Author. Journal title: Foreign Language Annals. Volume: 39. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 220+. © American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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