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Cobb, Tom – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2010
Making Nation's text analysis software accessible via the World Wide Web has opened up an exploration of how his learning principles can best be realized in practice. This paper discusses 3 representative episodes in the ongoing exploration. The first concerns an examination of the assumptions behind modeling what texts look like to learners with…
Descriptors: Nouns, Word Lists, Computer Software, Internet
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Horst, Marlise; Cobb, Tom; Meara, Paul – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1998
This replication study demonstrated that Jordanian college students studying English recognized the meanings of new words and built associations between them after comprehension-focused extensive reading. Controlled book-length reading generated more incidental word learning and a higher pickup rate than shorter tasks. Word frequency did not make…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education