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Comparing Regression versus Correction Formula Predictions of Passive Recall Test Scores from Yes-No Test Results Raymond Stubbe Kyushu Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.stubbe Download this article (pdf) Abstract A novel form of scoring formula for self-report yesno vocabulary tests was presented in Stubbe and Stewart, based on multiple regression models that use both real-word and pseudoword …

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Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG Paul Nation LALS, Victoria University of Wellington doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.nation Download this article (pdf) Abstract Four papers by Tomoko Ishii, Emilie Masson, Atsushi Mizumoto and Rachael Ruegg will be presented in morning session of the Second Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Vocabulary Symposium in Fukuoka, Japan on July 2, …

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A Comparison of Lexical Feedback on Writing Received from Peers and a Teacher Rachael Ruegg Akita International University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.ruegg Download this article (pdf) Abstract While a vast number of studies have compared feedback from different sources, few studies if any have compared feedback on lexis from different sources. It is therefore unclear whether the …

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Enhancing Self-efficacy in Vocabulary Learning: A Self-regulated Learning Approach Atsushi Mizumoto Kansai University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.mizumoto Download this article (pdf) Abstract The current study aimed to explore the effects of integrating a selfregulated learning approach on self-efficacy in vocabulary learning. A group of 115 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners from a university in Japan …

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How L1 Loanwords Can Create a False Sense of Familiarity with L2 Vocabulary Meaning and Usage Marie-Emilie Masson Kyushu Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.masson Download this article (pdf) Abstract Almost 50% of high-frequency English (L2) words have Japanese cognates in the form of loanwords, and depending on cognate type these are generally considered to be an …

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Reexamining Semantic Clustering: Insight from Memory Models Tomoko Ishii Seikei University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v02.1.ishii Download this article (pdf) Abstract It has been repeatedly argued that semantically related words should not be learned together because learning is impeded. However, the results of past studies are not uniform, some providing favorable results for semantic clustering, and some seem …

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Examining the Validity of the Lexical Access Time Test (LEXATT2) Tatsuo Iso Reitaku University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.iso Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study aimed to investigate the validity of the Lexical Access Time Test (LEXATT2). The first step was to examine the test results to determine if it was able to differentiate between participants with …

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Identifying Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge in the Word Associates Test Aaron Batty Keio University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.batty Download this article (pdf) Abstract Depth of vocabulary knowledge (DVK) (i.e. how much a learner knows about the words he knows) is typically conceptualized as a psychologically multidimensional construct, including various forms of word knowledge. Read’s Word Associates Test …

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Relationships Between Text Length and Lexical Diversity Measures: Can We Use Short Texts of Less than 100 Tokens? Rie Koizumi Tokiwa University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.koizumi Download this article (pdf) Abstract Lexical diversity (LD) measures have been known to be sensitive to the length of the text, and numerous revised LD measures have been proposed. This study …

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A Multiple-Choice Test of Active Vocabulary Knowledge Jeffrey Stewart Kyushu Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.stewart Download this article (pdf) Abstract Most researchers distinguish between receptive (passive) and productive (active) word knowledge. Most vocabulary tests employed in second language acquisition (SLA), such as the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT) and Vocabulary Size Test (VST), test receptive knowledge. This …

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