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Learning subject-specific L2 terminology: The effect of medium and order of exposure
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8995-4366
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5299-8982
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8301-3960
University of Edinburgh, UK.
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2015 (English)In: English for specific purposes (New York, N.Y.), ISSN 0889-4906, E-ISSN 1873-1937, Vol. 38, p. 57-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the globalised university environment, many university students are expected to learn subject-specific terminology in both the local language and the L2 (English) by learning from two media in two different languages: lectures in the local language and reading in L2 English. These students' bilingual learning is greatly affected by the learning strategies they employ. An experiment was designed to investigate the effects of student choice of learning media and the order of media on their learning and perception of learning of terminology in English. The results confirm that added exposure to terminology in different media, even in different languages, contributes to learning and show that, in some circumstances, learning terminology from reading may be more effective than learning it from a lecture. The results also show that students do not correctly judge their knowledge of terms learnt from different media in different languages and that they underestimate knowledge gained from reading in L2. Implications for teaching are discussed.

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2015. Vol. 38, p. 57-69
Keywords [en]
Bilingual learning, L2 terminology learning, Learning from L2 reading, Perception of learning, Student strategies, Parallel-language environment
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Specific Languages Pedagogy Learning
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Humanities, English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38570DOI: 10.1016/j.esp.2014.11.004ISI: 000352664200006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84918788348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38570DiVA, id: diva2:770189
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English Vocabulary Acquisition (Swedish Research Council Grant number 2008-5584)
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Swedish Research Council, 2008-5584Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-12-10 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved

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