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Vocabulary Learning and Assessment: A Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG Irina Elgort Victoria University of Wellington doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.elgort Download this article (pdf) Abstract Four papers by Chie Ogawa, Haidee Thomson, Michael Holsworthm and Darrell Wilkinson were presented in the Vocabulary Learning and Assessment session at the Eighth Annual Japan Association for Language …

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Deliberate Vocabulary Learning from Word Cards Darrell Wilkinson Tampere University, Tampere, Finland doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.wilkinson Download this article (pdf) Abstract While word cards are a widely supported method of deliberately studying foreign language vocabulary, there is a surprising lack of research-based evidence supporting them. This paper first reviews some of the key literature on word cards …

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The Challenges of Measuring Multi-Word Expression Use in Conversation Haidee Thomson Hokusei Gakuen University and Victoria University of Wellington doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.thomson Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article introduces three important challenges and possible solutions when using spoken dialogue to measure the use of specific multi-word expressions. The first challenge is deciding whether to count …

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Assessing Low-level Cognitive Processes of Word Recognition Michael Holsworth Kyoto Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.holsworth Download this article (pdf) Abstract A fundamental skill required for vocabulary development is word recognition ability. According to Perfetti (1985), word recognition ability relies on low-level cognitive processing skill to be automatic and efficient in order for cognitive resources to be …

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Teaching Ideas for Improving Oral Performance through Formulaic Language Instruction Chie Ogawa Kyoto Sangyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.ogawa Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article suggests three teaching ideas to help L2 learners improve speaking performances through form-focused instruction using formulaic language. Formulaic language is considered an effective way to foster speaking fluency because prefabricated chunks …

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Vocabulary and Computer Technology: A Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG Tatsuya Nakata Rikkyo University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.nakata Download this article (pdf) Abstract Four papers by Clint Denison and Imogen Custance, Louis Lafleur, James Rogers, and Andrew Obermeier will be presented at the Eighth Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, on September …

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Deliberate Computer-Assisted Language Learning Andrew Obermeier Kyoto University of Education doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.obermeier Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article presents a work-in-progress focused on developing an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of different types of deliberate paired-associate computer-assisted language learning (CALL). First, the rationale for Japanese EFL learners’ current need for …

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On Creating a Large-scale Corpus-based Academic Multi-word Unit Resource James Rogers Meijo University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.rogers Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study outlines the steps taken to create an academic multi-word unit list derived from corpus data. It gives details on the procedure used and the rationale behind why certain approaches were utilised. It also …

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The Indirect Spaced Repetition Concept Louis Lafleur Ritsumeikan University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.2.lafleur Download this article (pdf) Abstract The main goal of this research is to systemize, build, and test prototype software to demonstrate Indirect Spaced Repetition (ISR) as a viable concept for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (SLVA). ISR is designed around well-founded spaced repetition and SLVA …

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Vocabulary Learning Using Student-Created Class Vocabulary Lists G. Clint Denison (a) and Imogen Custance (b) (a) Mukogawa Women’s University; (b) Kwansei Gakuin University doi: 10.7820/vli.v09.2.denison.custance Download this article (pdf) Abstract In this article, we describe the pedagogical basis for class vocabulary lists (CVLs) and their implementation using Google Sheets. CVLs allow students to collaborate and …

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