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Vocabulary acquisition through reading: A study of the effectiveness of different CALL -based annotations
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, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez , United States

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez . Awarded

Abstract

This thesis reports how well low proficiency ESL Puerto Rican college students learn incidental L2 vocabulary while reading a CALL-based annotated selection for comprehension; which types of annotations are used most frequently; and which type(s) has the highest effect on incidental vocabulary learning and retention. Five CALL forms of a single reading selection were developed: a control with no annotations, one with context, one with L2 definitions, one with L1 translations, and one with the three types of annotations. Subjects in this last group had the highest gain scores and long term retention, and produced the highest number of target words in controlled and free productive L2 contexts. The computer log showed L1 translation was the preferred type of annotation, and it yielded the best results among individual annotations

Citation

Coriano Velazquez, A. Vocabulary acquisition through reading: A study of the effectiveness of different CALL -based annotations. Master's thesis, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Retrieved March 27, 2019 from .

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