Abstract

Lexical Input processing and Vocabulary Learning in Spanish as a Second Language 

Second language (L2) vocabulary learning can be affected by altering the manner in which target vocabulary is presented in the input (input-based effects) and by having learners perform different types of tasks while they are presented with target vocabulary (task-based effects). This presentation will highlight theoretical and pedagogical implications of input-based and task-based effects that have emerged to date in studies on lexical input processing (lex-IP), which refers to how learners process novel vocabulary to which they are exposed in the input. With particular focus on Spanish as the target language, we will review, for example, how L2 vocabulary learning is affected by (a) tasks such as writing target words in sentences; addressing questions about word meaning; copying the written forms of target words as they appear in the input; and attempting to retrieve target words on one’s own during learning; and by (b) input-based manipulations such as increasing exposure frequency to target words and presenting target words in more acoustically variable formats (e.g., using multiple talkers instead of a single talker). We will also consider how findings in each of these area contribute on a more global level to our understanding of lex-IP and other levels of input processing, such as sentence- and discourse-level input processing.

Arrangör/Organiser: Romling-forskningsnätverk
Webbadress/Webpage: www.su.se/romling
Kontakt/Contact: Francoise Sullet-Nylander
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