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The effect of morphological form variation on adult first language incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading
Reynolds,Barry Lee
2019-04-08
Source PublicationEnglish Teaching
ISSN11758708
Volume18Issue:1Pages:36-51
AbstractPurpose: This study aims to investigate the effects of word internal morphological form variation on adult first language (L1) (n = 20) incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were given a 37,611-token English novel containing pseudo words, placed throughout the text by the novelist. Two unexpected vocabulary assessments were administered at the completion of the reading task. Findings: Results showed statistically significant effects for morphological form variation, with the readers having incidentally acquired more words whose tokens did not vary in form (i.e. no exposure to inflectional or derivational variants). However, a large effect size was present only for low-frequency words (two-four exposures). Originality/value: Discussion of the results is given regarding the feasibility of enhancing adult L1 college readers’ morphological awareness through extensive reading and attention-drawing tasks.
KeywordAdult readers Derivation Incidental vocabulary acquisition Inflection Morphology Reading
DOI10.1108/ETPC-07-2018-0069
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorReynolds,Barry Lee
AffiliationFaculty of Education,University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Reynolds,Barry Lee. The effect of morphological form variation on adult first language incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading[J]. English Teaching,2019,18(1):36-51.
APA Reynolds,Barry Lee.(2019).The effect of morphological form variation on adult first language incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading.English Teaching,18(1),36-51.
MLA Reynolds,Barry Lee."The effect of morphological form variation on adult first language incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading".English Teaching 18.1(2019):36-51.
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