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The effect of pre-reading instruction on vocabulary learning: An examination of L1 and L2 readers’ eye movements

Pellicer Sanchez, A; Conklin, K; Vilkaitė-Lozdienė, L; (2020) The effect of pre-reading instruction on vocabulary learning: An examination of L1 and L2 readers’ eye movements. Language Learning: a journal of research in language studies 10.1111/lang.12430. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of pre-reading vocabulary instruction on learners’ attention and vocabulary gains. Participants (L1 = 92; L2 = 88) were randomly assigned to one of four conditions: pre-reading instruction, involving explicit instruction of six novel items and reading a text with them repeated eight times; reading-only, which only involved reading the text with the novel items; reading-baseline, in which participants read a text with the repeated items replaced by known (control) words; and instruction-only, which involved explicit instruction of the novel items and the reading of an unrelated text. Eye-tracking was used to measure amount of attention to the vocabulary during reading. Knowledge of the target vocabulary was assessed in three immediate post-tests (form recognition, meaning recall, and meaning recognition). Results showed that pre-reading instruction led to both higher vocabulary gains and a processing advantage. Cumulative reading times were a significant predictor of meaning recognition scores.

Type: Article
Title: The effect of pre-reading instruction on vocabulary learning: An examination of L1 and L2 readers’ eye movements
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/lang.12430
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12430
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: vocabulary learning, eye-tracking, reading, pre-reading instruction
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10101629
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