Date of Publication

2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics

Subject Categories

Applied Linguistics | Reading and Language

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Thesis Adviser

Allan Benedict I. Bernardo

Defense Panel Chair

Rochelle Irene G. Lucas

Defense Panel Member

Danilo T. Dayag
Alen Mateo S. Munoz
Leah E. Gustilo
Marilu Madrunio

Abstract/Summary

This study determined incidental L2 vocabulary acquisition (IVA) through reading among samples of young ESL learners in Pampanga. The incidental research design was utilized to investigate the mental operations of the ESL participants in their acquisition of incidental L2 vocabularies and to examine the effect of IVA on their success or failure in L2 reading comprehension. This paper proposed a mediation model to decribe the interaction of prior L2 reading proficiency, receptive knowledge, and productive knowledge on incidental L2 vocabulary acquisition, L2 reading comprehension, and retention of novel words. A vocabulary checklist was used to assess the memory traces of the participants on the novel words embedded on the reading text. In addition, L2 reading comprehension test, translation, and production tasks, and recognition test were used in this study to determine their impacts on the participants incidental L2 vocabulary acquisition and retention of novel words after three weeks. Analyses reveal strong influence of prior L2 reading proficiency to receptive knowledge and productive knowledge. Furthermore, productive knowledge highly predicts L2 reading comprehension, and prior L2 reading proficiency highly predicts retention of IVA. This paper ends with recommendations for teachers, students, and school administrators.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG004761

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

vii, 99 leaves ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Second language acquisition; Vocabulary; Reading comprehension

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