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A Reconsideration of the Construct of “A Vocabulary for Japanese Learners of English”: A Critical Comparison of the JACET Wordlists and New General Service Lists Shin’ichiro Ishikawa Kobe University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.ishikawa Download this article (pdf) Abstract By comparing the vocabularies included in the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) wordlists (1993, 2003, and 2016 …

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Corpus Linguistics and Vocabulary: A Commentary on Four Studies Laurence Anthony Waseda University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Anthony Download this article (pdf) Abstract Tools and methods developed in the field of corpus linguistics play an often understated but important role in much of vocabulary research. This article offers a commentary on four vocabulary studies that explicitly reference the …

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Measuring the Vocabulary Burden of Popular English Songs Rick Romanko Wayo Women’s University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Romanko Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study measured the vocabulary burden of popular English songs to determine what vocabulary is needed to understand 95% and 98% of the words in songs. The researcher analyzed the vocabulary in 2,175 songs, which …

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Discovering Language Properties through Corpus-Based Dictionary Data Analysis Paul A. Lyddon Osaka Jogakuin College doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Lyddon Download this article (pdf) Abstract To reveal underlying patterns in real language use, linguists have increasingly come to rely on corpus analyses, involving the evaluation of statistical frequencies in generally sizable bodies of natural linguistic data. However, accessing and …

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Initial Evaluation of AWSuM: A Pilot Study Atsushi Mizumoto Kansai University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Mizumoto Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article reports on a pilot study to evaluate usability, effectiveness, and impact of Academic Word Suggestion Machine (AWSuM), a webbased, innovative tool, powered by the combination of rhetorical moves and lexical bundles with an auto-complete feature. …

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Impact of talker variability on L2 word recognition among Japanese EFL learners Noriko Matsuda Aino University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Matsuda Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article is a pilot study investigating auditory word priming in 40 Japanese learners of English using speeded repetition tasks to measure the impact of talker changes on second language (L2) word …

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L2 Lexical Attrition and Vocabulary Re-learning in Three L1 English L2 Japanese Children Jenifer Larson-Hall Kitakyushu University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Larson-Hall Download this article (pdf) Abstract In this paper I review the evidence for the role of age in affecting second language attrition, and find it strongly supports a large difference in attrition around a breakpoint of …

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Emotion-Involved Semantic Processing and L2 Vocabulary Memory: A Micro-Level Emotion Manifesto Yu Kanazawa Otemon Gakuin University; Kwansei Gakuin University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Kanazawa Download this article (pdf) Introduction Emotion is a pervasive phenomenon whose pivotal impacts on cognition have been proposed and increasingly acknowledged (e.g., operator effect and “(de-)energizing” effect; cf. Ciompi & Panksepp, 2005; Damasio, 2003; …

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Using Cognitive Linguistic Principles to Encourage Production of Metaphorical Vocabulary in Writing Phil Bennett Miyazaki International College doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Bennett Download this article (pdf) Abstract Learners in academic English environments face considerable demands on their lexical knowledge. The problem is more than just the acquisition of a large vocabulary; they must also develop an awareness of …

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Vocabulary Instruction and Learning: A Commentary on Four Studies David Beglar Temple University, Japan Campus doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Beglar Download this article (pdf) Abstract Four papers were presented by Jenifer Larson-Hall, Noriko Matsuda, Yu Kanazawa, and Phil Bennett. As the discussant, it is my pleasure to comment on these four interesting studies concerning language attrition, the effect …

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