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The effects of different gloss types on incidental learning of Arabic vocabulary.

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Learning Theories and Pedagogy – Research

Abstract

In second language acquisition (SLA), a gloss is an embedded piece of information that accompanies a written passage. We investigated the effects of three types of glosses (text, pictorial, or text + pictorial) on the incidental acquisition of Arabic vocabulary. Based on multimodal theories of knowledge representation, we hypothesized that learners would show higher retention of new vocabulary accompanied by text + pictorial glosses. Preliminary results (n = 26) supported this hypothesis. New analyses to be presented at the conference will explore potential interactions between characteristics of the learner (student level and working memory capacity) and different gloss types.

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The effects of different gloss types on incidental learning of Arabic vocabulary.

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In second language acquisition (SLA), a gloss is an embedded piece of information that accompanies a written passage. We investigated the effects of three types of glosses (text, pictorial, or text + pictorial) on the incidental acquisition of Arabic vocabulary. Based on multimodal theories of knowledge representation, we hypothesized that learners would show higher retention of new vocabulary accompanied by text + pictorial glosses. Preliminary results (n = 26) supported this hypothesis. New analyses to be presented at the conference will explore potential interactions between characteristics of the learner (student level and working memory capacity) and different gloss types.