An Empirical Study on the Effect of Task on L2 Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading

Xiaohui Xu

Abstract


As one of the vocabulary learning methods, incidental vocabulary acquisition has become a specifically popular subject. But how do different reading tasks affect the immediate word gains and retentions of learners? Students from Qingdao University of Science and Technology participated in this experiment. The result is that students with high involvement load gain more words in both tests especially in delayed test.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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