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Incidental second language vocabulary learning from reading novels: a comparison of three mobile modes

Fisher, Tony; Sharples, Mike; Pemberton, Richard; Ogata, Hiroaki; Uosaki, Noriko; Edmonds, Phil; Hull, Anthony and Tschorn, Patrick (2012). Incidental second language vocabulary learning from reading novels: a comparison of three mobile modes. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 4(4) pp. 47–61.

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This paper reports on a study in which incidental English vocabulary learning from three mobile modes (book, e-book and e-book with user modelling and adaptive vocabulary learning support) was investigated. The study employed a crossover design to test for vocabulary gain from reading three simplified English novels among a group of Japanese high school students, learning English as a second language. Small vocabulary gains were noted; however there was no significant difference between the modes in this respect. Participants also gave their reactions to using the three modes. We reflect on some possible reasons for the results, and identify some methodological considerations.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 IGI Global
ISSN: 1941-8655
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetSharp Laboratories Europe
Keywords: mobile assisted language learning (MALL); vocabulary learning; incidental learning; extensive reading; adaptive systems; electronic dictionaries; second language; L2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 35310
Depositing User: Mike Sharples
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2012 16:21
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 16:07
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