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Title: Exploring the relationships between L2 vocabulary knowledge, lexical segmentation, and L2 listening comprehension
Contributor(s): Lange, Kriss (author); Matthews, Joshua  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-12-18
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14746/ssllt.2020.10.4.4
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Abstract: The capacity to perceive and meaningfully process foreign or second language (L2) words from the aural modality is a fundamentally important aspect of successful L2 listening. Despite this, the relationships between L2 listening and learners’ capacity to process aural input at the lexical level has received relatively little research focus. This study explores the relationships between measures of aural vocabulary, lexical segmentation and two measures of L2 listening comprehension (i.e., TOEIC & Eiken Pre-2) among a cohort of 130 tertiary level English as a foreign language (EFL) Japanese learners. Multiple regression modelling indicated that in combination, aural knowledge of vocabulary at the first 1,000-word level and lexical segmentation ability could predict 34% and 38% of total variance observed in TOEIC listening and Eiken Pre-2 listening scores respectively. The findings are used to provide some preliminary recommendations for building the capacity of EFL learners to process aural input at the lexical level.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 10(4), p. 723-749
Publisher: Sciendo
Place of Publication: Poland
ISSN: 2084-1965
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
390303 Higher education
390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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