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Title: Spoken Word Form Recognition with a Mobile Application: Comparing Azerbaijani and Japanese Learners
Contributor(s): Matthews, Joshua  (author); Lange, Kriss (author); Wiest, Gunther M (author)
Publication Date: 2023-05-12
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-99-1490-6_13
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Abstract To develop adequate levels of automaticity in second language (L2) word recognition learners need to engage with a large amount of meaningful spoken target language input. Unfortunately, there is often not enough in-class time available for this. Thus, using technology to facilitate out-of-class development of L2 word recognition holds strong potential. This study explores and compares the use of a mobile language learning application (app) by Azerbaijani and Japanese learners of English. The app was designed to improve second language (L2) learners' recognition of the spoken form of high-frequency vocabulary by giving learners repeated and self-paced opportunities to listen to and transcribe target words presented in fluently articulated, contextual sentences. First, a quasi-experimental approach was applied in both contexts to compare improvements in word recognition among those who used the app and those in a control group that did not. Next, learner interaction data collected in the app's database were used to investigate links between learner engagement and improvements in word recognition. Further, the most challenging words for learners to recognize and transcribe were identified and compared between treatment group members from each context. Finally, stimulated recall protocols in the learners' respective first languages (Ll) were conducted among a subgroup from each context to investigate the origins of their difficulty with aurally recognizing their most challenging words. Suggestions are provided for the development of word recognition from speech that may be useful both within and beyond the classroom.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Vocabulary Learning in the Wild, p. 335-356
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Singapore
ISBN: 9789819914906
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
390303 Higher education
390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
390402 Education assessment and evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Editor: Editor(s): Reynolds, Barry Lee
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Education

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