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The Effect of Text Messaging on EFL Learners' Lexical Depth and Breadth

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    Behforouz, Behnam
    Daniela Frumuselu, Anca
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    Autor según el artículo: Behforouz, Behnam; Daniela Frumuselu, Anca;
    Departamento: Estudis Anglesos i Alemanys
    Autor/es de la URV: Behforouz, Behnam / Frumuselu, Anca Daniela
    Palabras clave: Vocabulary knowledge Vocabulary depth Vocabulary breadth Text messaging Sms Reading-comprehension Multimedia messages Mobile phones Memory M-learning Inferencing strategy use Impact English
    Resumen: Using technology in the classroom context can be an effective way to learn a foreign or second language. Vocabulary is considered one of the important skills for identifying a learner's performance in various academic and non-academic contexts. The present paper investigated the effect of text messaging on learners' lexical knowledge and vocabulary size by using mobile learning ( m-learning). After the administration of an Oxford Placement Test, a total of 37 EFL learners were selected as the sample of the study. Before the treatment process, a word association test (WAT) and the updated vocabulary level test (UVLT) were administered as pretests. The learners received six vocabulary items selected from their coursebook through SMSs three times a week in addition to the in-class instruction. After finishing the treatment process, the WAT and the UVLT tests were administered again as post-tests to assess the learners' achievement and the effectiveness of the treatment. Since the normality of data distribution was not confirmed, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test was run for mean comparisons. The findings showed no meaningful difference between the pre-tests and post-tests regarding the vocabulary depth scores, while there was a statistically significant difference based on vocabulary breadth. Therefore, it can be claimed that text messaging via m-learning had a significant impact on learners' vocabulary breadth. Curriculum developers and EFL teachers can benefit from the findings of the current study by considering the significance of text messaging for teaching different aspects of lexical knowledge.
    Áreas temáticas: Pedagogical & educational research Literature Linguistics and language Linguistics Language and linguistics Education & educational research Education
    Acceso a la licencia de uso: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Direcció de correo del autor: ancadaniela.frumuselu@urv.cat behnam.behforouz@estudiants.urv.cat
    Identificador del autor: 0000-0003-4395-7841
    Fecha de alta del registro: 2023-03-25
    Versión del articulo depositado: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Enlace a la fuente original: https://jle.hse.ru/article/view/11469
    URL Documento de licencia: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Referencia al articulo segun fuente origial: Journal Of Language And Education. 7 (2): 107-123
    Referencia de l'ítem segons les normes APA: Behforouz, Behnam; Daniela Frumuselu, Anca; (2021). The Effect of Text Messaging on EFL Learners' Lexical Depth and Breadth. Journal Of Language And Education, 7(2), 107-123. DOI: 10.17323/jle.2021.11469
    DOI del artículo: 10.17323/jle.2021.11469
    Entidad: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Año de publicación de la revista: 2021
    Tipo de publicación: Journal Publications
  • Palabras clave:

    Education,Education & Educational Research,Linguistics,Linguistics and Language
    Vocabulary knowledge
    Vocabulary depth
    Vocabulary breadth
    Text messaging
    Sms
    Reading-comprehension
    Multimedia messages
    Mobile phones
    Memory
    M-learning
    Inferencing strategy use
    Impact
    English
    Pedagogical & educational research
    Literature
    Linguistics and language
    Linguistics
    Language and linguistics
    Education & educational research
    Education
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