The Indirect Effects of Testing: Can Poor Performance in a Vocabulary Quiz Lead to Long-Term L2 Vocabulary Retention? Kohei Kanayama (a) and Kiwamu Kasahara (b) (a) Sapporo Otani High School; (b) Hokkaido University of Education doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v07.1.kanayama.kasahara Download this article (pdf) Abstract Taking a test on learned items enhances long-term retention of these items. However, …

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Vocabulary Instruction and Learning: A Commentary on Four Studies Jenifer Larson-Hall University of Kitakyushu https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.Larson-Hall Download this article (pdf) Abstract Four papers were presented by Shusaku Kida, Magda Kitano and KatsuhiroChiba, Tim Stoeckel, and Raymond Stubbe. In this article, my thoughts about the issues raised in these thought-provoking papers about vocabulary resource processing allocation and …

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Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning and the Type of Processing-Resource Allocation Model Shusaku Kida Hiroshima University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.kida Download this article (pdf) Abstract This paper argues the nature of adult foreign or second language (L2) vocabulary learning and points out the importance of word-form learning at the initial stage of vocabulary development. The Type of Processing-Resource …

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Word Cards and List Learning with Japanese Learners of English Magda L. Kitano and Katsuhiro Chiba Bunkyo University https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.kitano.chiba Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study investigated the recall of words learned through two deliberate learning techniques, word cards and list learning. While the literature points to word cards as being …

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Yes–No Checklist Tests to Assess Knowledge of Multi-Word Lexical Units Raymond Stubbe (a) and Yumiko Cochrane (b) (a) Nagasaki University; (b) Kyushu Sangyo University https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.stubbe.cochrane Download this article (pdf) Abstract One of the many challenges facing Japanese university students studying English is the multi-word phrase. The English language contains a large …

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An Examination of the New General Service List Tim Stoeckel University of Niigata Prefecture doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.stoeckel Download this article (pdf) Abstract The New General Service List (NGSL; Browne, Culligan, & Phillips, 2013b) was published on an interim basis in 2013 as a modern replacement for West’s (1953) original General Service List (GSL). This study compared …

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Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG Yukio Tono Tokyo University of Foreign Studies doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.Tono Download this article (pdf) Abstract The four papers in this volume focused on mainly three areas: readability (Pinchbeck), wordlist evaluation (Ishikawa; Culligan), and data-driven learning (McGuire). The author would argue that whilst applied corpus linguistics and L2 vocabulary …

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Evaluating Corpora with Word Lists and Word Difficulty Brent A. Culligan Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.Culligan Download this article (pdf) Abstract This study examines the application of an IRT analysis of words on lists including the General Service List (GSL), New General Service List (NGSL), Academic Word List (AWL), New Academic Word List (NAWL), …

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Toward Written Error Correction with a Japanese-English Parallel Corpus: Data-Driven Learning in the Japanese EFL Classroom Michael McGuire Kansai Gaidai University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.McGuire Download this article (pdf) Abstract The concept of data-driven learning (DDL) – direct student use of corpora – has been gaining attention among researchers and teachers. DDL gives learners the chance to …

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Validating the Construct of Readability in EFL Contexts: A Proposal for Criteria Geoffrey G. Pinchbeck Carleton University doi: https://doi.org/10.7820/vli.v08.1.pinchbeck Download this article (pdf) Abstract This article examines how English as a foreign language learners might be better matched to reading texts using automatic readability analysis. Specifically, I examine how the lexical decoding component of readability …

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