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dc.contributor.authorÇakır, Abdülhamit
dc.contributor.authorHatice Okyar
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T12:56:00Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T12:56:00Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationOkyar,H.,& Çakır,A. (2019). Effects of different reading texts on vocabulary gain,use and retention.Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies,15(1),111-122.Doi:10.17263/jills.547634en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12498/1145
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated whether encountering the target language words in variety of reading texts would have positive effects on vocabulary development or not. The participants of the study were 55 EFL learners from a state university in Turkey, and two classes were randomly assigned to a control (n=27) or an experimental (n=28) group. 58 English target words in total were chosen to be used in the study. The learners in the experimental group learnt the words through reading texts, and then they repeated them in different reading texts. That is to say, these students had the opportunity to meet the target words in different types of reading texts. Contrary to this, the learners in the control group encountered the words in reading texts only once, and then they repeated them in word lists out of context. A vocabulary test as pre-, post- and delayed post-test was used to measure vocabulary gain and retention. The data obtained from the vocabulary test were analyzed through paired-samples t-tests and independent-samples t-tests to see how the implementation affected the learners’ vocabulary development. Additionally, a writing task was used to find out the effects of the implementation on the learners’ vocabulary production. The findings showed that encountering words in different reading texts was more effective for vocabulary gain, use and retention.en_US
dc.publisherJournal of Language and Linguistic Studiesen_US
dc.subjectreading textsen_US
dc.subjectcontexten_US
dc.subjectvocabulary gainen_US
dc.subjectvocabulary useen_US
dc.subjectvocabulary retentionen_US
dc.titleEffects of Different Reading Texts on Vocabulary Gain, Use and Retentionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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