Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning and the Type of Processing-Resource Allocation Model

Shusaku Kida - This paper argues the nature of adult foreign or second language (L2) vocabulary learning and points out…

Validating the construct of readability in EFL contexts: A proposal for criteria

Geoffrey G. Pinchbeck - This article examines how English as a foreign language learners might be better matched to reading…

Vocabulary Instruction and Learning: A Commentary on Four Studies

Jenifer Larson-Hall - Four papers were presented by Shusaku Kida, Magda Kitano and Katsuhiro Chiba, Tim Stoeckel, and Raymond Stubbe.

A reconsideration of the construct of “a vocabulary for Japanese learners of English”: A critical comparison of the JACET wordlists and New General Service Lists

Shin'ichiro Ishikawa - By comparing the vocabularies included in the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) wordlists (1993, 2003,…

Toward Written Error Correction with a Japanese-English Parallel Corpus: Data-Driven Learning in the Japanese EFL Classroom

Michael McGuire - The concept of data-driven learning (DDL) - direct student use of corpora - has been gaining attention…

Evaluating Corpora with Word Lists and Word Difficulty

Brent A. Culligan - This study examines the application of an IRT analysis of words on lists including the General…

Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG

Yukio Tono - The four papers in this volume focused on mainly three areas: readability (Pinchbeck), wordlist evaluation (Ishikawa, Culligan),…

An examination of the New General Service List

Tim Stoeckel - The New General Service List (NGSL, Browne, Culligan, & Phillips, 2013b) was published on an interim basis…

Evaluating the Efficacy of Yes-No Checklist Tests to Assess Knowledge of Multi-Word Lexical Units

Raymond Stubbe, Yumiko Cochrane - One of the many challenges facing Japanese university students studying English is the multi-word phrase.

Comparing the Effectiveness of Word Cards and List Learning with Japanese Learners of English

Magda L. Kitano, Katsuhiro Chiba - This study investigated the recall of words learned through two deliberate learning techniques, word…

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