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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Introducing Mnemonics to Japanese Students as a Vocabulary Learning Strategy Stephen Paton Fukuoka University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.paton Download this article (pdf) Abstract Mnemonic strategies are not often utilised by Japanese students to learn and consolidate vocabulary, despite research showing that they are particularly effective. As part of an informal action research process, a structured lesson plan …

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A Procedure for Determining Japanese Loanword Status for English Words David Allen Ochanomizu University https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.Allen.b Download this article (pdf) Abstract Japanese loanwords are mainly derived from English. These loanwords provide a considerable first-language (L1) resource that may assist in second-language (L2) vocabulary learning and instruction. However, given the huge number of loanwords, it is often …

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Examining Katakana Synform Errors Made by Japanese University Students Raymond Stubbe (a) and Kosuke Nakashima (b) (a) Nagasaki University; (b) Hiroshima Institute of Technology doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.stubbe.nakashima Download this article (pdf) Abstract Laufer (1988) introduced the concept of synform errors, where second language (L2) learners confuse a word for a different but similar looking or sounding …

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General Word Lists: Overview and Evaluation Dana Therova The Open University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.therova Download this article (pdf) Abstract Vocabulary learning is unarguably one of the sub-goals in every language classroom. The learning and teaching of vocabulary have been transformed by the development of general word lists, providing compilations of the most prevalent vocabulary items used …

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An Overview and Synthesis of Research on English Loanwords in Japanese David Allen Ochanomizu University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.Allen.a Download this article (pdf) Abstract Loanwords in Japanese that share form and meaning with English words are referred to as Japanese-English cognates (e.g., ラジオ /radӡio/ “radio”) and are of fundamental concern for researchers concerned with vocabulary learning and …

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The Emergence of a First Paradigm in Vocabulary Research: The Bibliometrics of System Paul Meara Swansea University doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v09.1.meara Download this article (pdf) Abstract This paper uses a bibliometric method to analyse the vocabulary research published in the journal System between 1976 and 2017. The bibliometric method used here is co-citation analysis, an approach which …

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Examining the Word Family through Word Lists Dale Brown Kanazawa University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v07.1.brown Download this article (pdf) Abstract The choice of lexical unit has important consequences for L2 vocabulary research, testing and instruction. In recent years, the most widely used lexical unit has been the word family. This study examines the characteristics of word lists …

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An Experimental Investigation of HAM, a Novel Mnemonic Technique for Learning L2 Homonyms and Homophones Charles M. Mueller Fuji Women’s University https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v07.1.mueller Download this article (pdf) Abstract Over the past 40 years, extensive research has examined the effectiveness of mnemonics for vocabulary learning. Much of this research has investigated the keyword method (Atkinson & Raugh, …

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Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Vocabulary Size: Insights from Educational Level and Learner Styles Alaa Alahmadi (a), Christopher Shank (a), and Anouschka Foltz (b) (a) Bangor University; (b) University of Graz https:/doi.org/10.7820/vli.v07.1.alahmadi Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study investigates the effect of different vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) as well as different learner styles on vocabulary …

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