publication . Article . 2013

The comparative impact of lexical translation and lexical inferencing on EFL learners' vocabulary retention

Mahshid Maha; Neda Ghorbani; Ehsan Safarpoor; Nasim Shangarfam;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Management Science Letters (issn: 1923-9335, eissn: 1923-9343, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Growing Science
Abstract
The present study is an attempt to investigate the comparative effects of lexical translation and lexical inferencing techniques on Female intermediate EFL learners’ vocabulary retention. For this purpose, 90 female learners attending the Jahad Daneshgahi Center in Qom took a piloted sample KET test, 60 of whom were selected as homogenous learners. They were randomly divided into two experimental groups-one learning new vocabulary items through lexical translation technique and the other with the lexical inferencing technique. They were given a pre-test on vocabulary to ensure that the participants had no prior knowledge of the target words. Then all participant...
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free text keywords: Vocabulary retention, Lexical translation, Lexical inferencing, English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners, Business records management, HF5735-5746, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Natural language processing, computer.software_genre, computer, Lexical functional grammar, Vocabulary, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Linguistics, Psychology
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