Publication details [#65958]

Koda, Keiko and Sihui Ke. 2019. Is Vocabulary Knowledge Sufficient for Word-Meaning Inference? An Investigation of the Role of Morphological Awareness in Adult L2 Learners of Chinese. Applied Linguistics 40 (3) : 456–477.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This study explored whether lexicon knowledge suffices for second language (L2) word-meaning inferencing. Specifically, it examined the role of learner sensitivity to a word’s morphological structure (labelled ‘morphological awareness’ or ‘MA’ hereafter) as extra aid that raises multi-character word-meaning inferencing in adult learners of L2 Chinese.