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Lexis that rings a bell: on the influence of auditory support in vocabulary acquisition

Buerki, Andreas ORCID: 2010. Lexis that rings a bell: on the influence of auditory support in vocabulary acquisition. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 20 (2) , pp. 206-231. 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2009.00246.x

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This empirical study investigated the effectiveness of auditory support in vocabulary learning by comparing acquisition and retention of lexical items studied using a traditional paired-associates memorisation technique to results achieved using an audio-supported paired-associates technique. The subjects were 88 Korean university students. Results indicated that the audio- supported vocabulary learning approach leads to significantly higher rates of acquisition. This advantage was retained over the two months following treatment. The largest difference was noticed in pronunciation. Furthermore, it was found that success in the audio-supported approach was not significantly dependent on learning preferences, and that the approach enjoyed a higher level of acceptance among subjects than non-auditory paired-associates memorisation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0802-6106
Funders: KOTESOL
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 05:58

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