Electronic dictionaries and incidental vocabulary acquisition: does technology make a difference?

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Page849-854
AuthorBatia Laufer
TitleElectronic dictionaries and incidental vocabulary acquisition: does technology make a difference?
AbstractThe paper investigates incidental vocabulary acquisition in two reading conditions: when unknown words are encountered in a paper text and glossed in the margin, and when they are read on computer screen and explained in an electronic dictionary. Two groups of adult learners of English as a foreign language, one in each condition, were unexpectedly tested on comprehension of 10 low frequency words, immediately after a reading task and two weeks later. The ’electronic text group’ performed significantly better than the ’paper text group’. Long term retention was also affected by the type of information looked up in the electronic dictionary.
SessionPART 18 - AILA-Workshop: Electronic Dictionaries in Second Language Comprehension
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@InProceedings{ELX00-100,
author = {Batia Laufer},
title = {Electronic dictionaries and incidental vocabulary acquisition: does technology make a difference?},
pages = {849-854},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},
}
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