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Hu, Chieh-Fang – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This study examined the abilities of young English as a foreign language (EFL) learners to identify quickly new words from a nonostensive, indirect teaching context (known as fast- mapping) and their ability to commit the words to memory. Seventy-five fourth-grade EFL learners heard novel words embedded in sentences. They were then tested for…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Phonological Awareness, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Keller, Howard H. – Modern Language Journal, 1987
Describes the uses for and advantages of a computerized foreign language/ English dictionary. Using Russian as an example, the additional teaching functions such a dictionary could provide include: (1) word frequency; (2) etymological information; (3) word family; (4) tergo listings; (5) synonym listings; (6) thesaurus listings; and (7) literary…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Etymology, Information Retrieval, Information Utilization
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Davis, James N. – Modern Language Journal, 1989
Examines the effect of marginal glosses on improving the comprehension of an intermediate-level college foreign language literary text. Students who received a vocabulary list and guide before or during reading recalled significantly more of the passage than those not receiving such help. (CB)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, French, Higher Education, Reading Comprehension