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One-time treatment for incidental vocabulary learning: Call for discontinuation

Bogdanov, Stanislav G. (2013) One-time treatment for incidental vocabulary learning: Call for discontinuation. Teaching English with Technology, 13 (2). pp. 75-82. ISSN 1642-1027

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Abstract

Incidental vocabulary learning has attracted a great deal of attention in ELT research. However, it is important that teacher and researcher exploitation of vocabulary developments be guided by more than replication of previous research designs. For conclusions based on empirical research to be valid, it is important to be clear about exactly what any data being gathered pertains to. While Karakas & Saricoban (2012) claim to have presented a solid piece of research on the effects of subtitled cartoons on incidental vocabulary learning, in practice it is not so. It is argued that the research design validity resulted in questionable results having little relevance to genuine incidental vocabulary learning.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:incidental vocabulary learning
Subjects:Education > Higher education
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Applied linguistics
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Foreign language studying
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Language
ID Code:1729
Deposited By: Mr Stanislav Bogdanov
Deposited On:12 Apr 2013 09:22
Last Modified:12 Apr 2013 09:22

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