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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/jmbl.2012100104

Abstract

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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 35310
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1941-8655
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
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  • Keywords
  • mobile assisted language learning (MALL); vocabulary learning; incidental learning; extensive reading; adaptive systems; electronic dictionaries; second language; L2
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Research Group
  • Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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  • © 2012 IGI Global
  • Depositing User
  • Mike Sharples

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