Approaches to Learning, Testing and Researching L2 Vocabulary

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| University of Western Ontario
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This volume brings together a collection of chapters focused on the learning, testing, and researching of L2 vocabulary by leading international researchers including Paul Nation, Batia Laufer, Frank Boers, Elke Peters, Ana Pellicer-Sánchez, Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, and Stuart Webb. Questions that are examined include: Is it useful to read a book to learn vocabulary? Which types of input encountered outside of the classroom contribute most to vocabulary knowledge? What are the most useful words to learn to understand the academic spoken language in mathematics, biology, and engineering lectures? Does writing words contribute to vocabulary learning? What should a test measuring the skill of guessing from context consist of? Should loan words be included in vocabulary tests? How should we evaluate vocabulary learning that occurs through watching captioned video? How has eye-tracking been used in vocabulary research? Together, the chapters in this volume highlight innovation in vocabulary studies and many directions for researching, testing, and learning words. Originally published as special issue of ITL – International Journal of Applied Linguistics 169:1 (2018)
[Benjamins Current Topics, 109]  2020.  v, 234 pp.
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Table of Contents
Guest editorial
Stuart Webb
1–4
Eye movements in vocabulary research
Ana Pellicer-Sánchez and Anna Siyanova-Chanturia
5–29
Reading a whole book to learn vocabulary
I.S.P. Nation
31–44
A Hard Science Spoken Word List
Thi Ngoc Yen Dang
45–72
Re-examining the effects of word writing on vocabulary learning
Stuart Webb and Anna Piasecki
73–94
Loanword proportion in vocabulary size tests: Does it make a difference?
Batia Laufer and Tami Levitzky-Aviad
95–115
The guessing from context test
Yosuke Sasao and Stuart Webb
117–142
The effect of out-of-class exposure to English language media on learners’ vocabulary knowledge
Elke Peters
143–167
Examining incidental vocabulary acquisition from captioned video: Does test modality matter?
Nurul Aini Mohd Jelani and Frank Boers
169–189
The images in television programs and the potential for learning unknown words: The relationship between on-screen imagery and vocabulary
Michael P.H. Rodgers
191–211
Vocabulary knowledge and listening comprehension at an intermediate level in English and French as foreign languages: An approximate replication study of Stæhr (2009)
Ann-Sophie Noreillie, Britta Kestemont, Kris Heylen, Piet Desmet and Elke Peters
213–232
Index
233–234
Subjects
BIC Subject: CJA – Language teaching theory & methods
BISAC Subject: FOR000000 – FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020019181