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Title: Vocabulary acquisition through cloze exercises, sentence-writing and composition-writing : extending the evaluation component of the involvement load hypothesis
Authors: Zou, D
Keywords: Chunking
Hierarchical organization
Involvement load hypothesis
Word learning
Writing tasks
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Language teaching research, 2017, v. 21, no. 1, p. 54-75 How to cite?
Journal: Language teaching research 
Abstract: This research inspects the allocation of involvement load to the evaluation component of the involvement load hypothesis, examining how three typical approaches to evaluation (cloze-exercises, sentence-writing, and composition-writing) promote word learning. The results of this research were partially consistent with the predictions of the hypothesis: the two writing tasks with greater involvement load led to significantly better word learning than cloze-exercises with lower load, while composition-writing was significantly more effective than sentence-writing despite the same involvement load according to the matrix of the original model. Such results are explained from the perspectives of information organization and pre-task planning, based on which evaluation induced by cloze-exercises is suggested to be allocated with ‘moderate evaluation’ as it involves no use of chunking, hierarchical organization or pre-task planning, evaluation induced by sentence-writing with ‘strong evaluation’ as it involves chunking and pre-task planning at the sentence level, and evaluation induced by composition-writing with ‘very strong evaluation’ for it involves chunking, hierarchical organization and pre-task planning at the composition level.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65834
ISSN: 1362-1688
EISSN: 1477-0954
DOI: 10.1177/1362168816652418
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