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Four Empirical Vocabulary Test Studies in the Three Dimensional Framework Masamich Mochizuki Reitaku University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.mochizuki Download this article (pdf) Abstract In this paper I would like to briefly overview vocabulary testing literature and discuss the four empirical studies conducted by Jeffrey Stewart, Rie Koizumi, Aaron Batty, and Tatsuo Iso, after placing them in the …

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Utilizing Student-Generated Pictures for Formative Vocabulary Instruction Charles J. Anderson Kyushu Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.anderson Download this article (pdf) Abstract Contemporary vocabulary learning strategies focus on the learner. This may overlook the effect good classroom instruction, such as formative feedback, can have on acquisition. Formative feedback is strongly correlated with positive learning outcomes because it …

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A Study of Learners’ Intuitions Behind the Use of Utterance Verbs in English Yoshiaki Sato and Aaron Batty Keio University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.sato.batty Download this article (pdf) Abstract Verbs of utterance are some of the most fundamental verbs in the English language, yet their usage patterns are exceptionally diverse. Learners of English should be able to …

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The Frequency Model of Vocabulary Learning and Japanese Learners Dale Brown Nanzan University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.brown Download this article (pdf) Abstract The frequency model of vocabulary learning, the idea that words are learnt broadly in order of their frequency, is routinely applied in language teaching, testing and research. There has, however, been little research actually confirming …

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Lexical Development and Learners’ Practices in a Content-based Learning Course Andy Barfield Chuo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.barfield Download this article (pdf) Abstract Developing a better understanding of the beliefs and practices that students hold concerning their English vocabulary development should assist lexical instruction and learning. To explore different connections between lexical development and learner autonomy, changes …

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