Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing

By Melissa Mohr

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing "contains original research into the history of swearing, and is scrupulous in analyzing the claims of other scholars."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

A New Manual of French Composition

By R. L. Graeme Ritchie

A New Manual of French Composition "provides a guide to French composition aimed at university students and the higher classes in schools. "


The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics students and faculty, and supported primarily by your donations. Please support LINGUIST List during the 2016 Fund Drive.

Academic Paper


Title: The Effect of Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries on Vocabulary Recall and Retention of EFL Learners
Paper URL: http://www.readingmatrix.com
Author: Abdolmajid Hayati
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: Shahid Chamran University
Author: Akram Fattahzadeh
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: University of Tehran
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The study focuses on the contribution that using bilingual versus monolingual dictionaries might lead to recall and retention of vocabulary. In the meantime it is checked whether or not the speed corresponds to any one of the two dictionaries. For this purpose, 100 Iranian students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz were asked to take part. From this population 60 intermediate students were selected on the basis of their scores on TOEFL and then were divided into two groups of monolingual and bilingual. The results indicated that students learned a number of vocabularies while reading, whether they used a bilingual or a monolingual dictionary. But the two groups learned nearly the same number of words. Thus dictionary-types have no significant effect on learners' vocabulary recall and retention. Regarding the second hypothesis, results indicated that speed had a direct relation with bilingual dictionaries. Two important by products of this study are as follows: First, in both groups the number of words decreased by the passage of time. And second, the monolingual group's performances contrary to the bilingual one's have not showed a significant difference in interval of the last two tests (p<0.05).
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
URL: http://www.readingmatrix.com


Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page