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Frank Boers
Victoria University of Wellington
PsychologyNatural language processingVocabularyLinguisticsLiteral and figurative language
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#1Irina ElgortH-Index: 9
#2Natalia BeliaevaH-Index: 1
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Access to definitions facilitates the learning of word meanings when novel words are encountered in reading. However, the memorial costs and benefits of inferring word meanings from context, compared to seeing definitions of unfamiliar words before reading, are not yet well understood. We conducted two experiments with adult L1 (English) and L2 (Chinese) readers to investigate whether the development of declarative and nondeclarative word knowledge benefits more when definitions are supplied bef...
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Last. Paul WarrenH-Index: 20
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#1Brian Strong (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 2
#2Frank Boers (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 25
English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) textbooks and internet resources exhibit various formats and implementations of exercises on phrasal verbs. The experimental study reported here examines whether some of these might be more effective than others. EFL learners at a university in Japan were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups. Two groups were presented first with phrasal verbs and their meaning before they were prompted to retrieve the particles from memory. The difference between these 2 re...
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#1Thuy Bui (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 1
#2Frank Boers (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 25
Last. Averil Coxhead (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 12
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Abstract This article reports on a classroom intervention where L2 learners were prompted to look for multiword expressions in texts. The participants were two intact classes of Vietnamese learners of English as a foreign language. Over a period of eight weeks, the experimental group (n = 26) looked for expressions in texts, while the comparison group (n = 28) used the same texts for content-related activities. In pairs, students in the experimental group consulted online dictionaries and an onl...
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#1Brian Strong (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 2
#2Frank Boers (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 25
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#1Khadijeh Gharibi (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 1
#2Frank Boers (Victoria University of Wellington)H-Index: 25
Aims and objectives: This study investigates the extent to which young heritage speakers’ oral narratives in their first language (L1) differ from monolinguals’ narratives with regard to lexical richness (lexical diversity and lexical sophistication). It also explores which demographic factors (age, age at emigration and length of emigration) and/or socio-linguistic factors (frequency of heritage language use and parental attitudes toward heritage language maintenance) account for the difference...
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#1Chi‐Duc NguyenH-Index: 1
#2Frank Boers (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 25
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#1Paul WarrenH-Index: 20
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Last. Anna Siyanova-ChanturiaH-Index: 11
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