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Analyzing the Relationship Between Vocabulary Size and the Duration and Accuracy of Response of English Learners

Title: Analyzing the Relationship Between Vocabulary Size and the Duration and Accuracy of Response of English Learners.
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Name(s): Timm, Catherine Christine, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2017-04-27
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: English Learners with slow vocabulary development take longer to comprehend text than English-speaking monolinguals. This is a significant problem for many students who are learning English as a second language and it is important that we best assist English Learners to prevent delays within the classroom. The purpose of this study is to analyze how children’s vocabulary size correlates with the duration and accuracy of their response. This study analyzes 20 students ages 5-6, and uses eye tracking technology to measure response time. Contrary to previous studies, a correlation between vocabulary size and duration of response was not found. Our findings did show a correlation between vocabulary size and accuracy of response, and English Learners portrayed a stronger performance than English-speaking monolinguals on the eye tracking task. Through these findings, we are better able to understand the impact of vocabulary size on English Learners to aid English Learners academically and socially.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493304250 (IID)
Keywords: English Learner, English Language Learner, Eye tracking, duration of response, accuracy of response, Spanish bilingual
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493304250
Owner Institution: FSU
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Timm, C. C. (2017). Analyzing the Relationship Between Vocabulary Size and the Duration and Accuracy of Response of English Learners. Analyzing The Relationship Between Vocabulary Size And The Duration And Accuracy Of Response Of English Learners. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1493304250