Haruko Miyakoda

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Although awareness of the underlying phonological structure of a language is said to be a prerequisite in learning to read, there is still much debate as to which phonological units are the best predictors. The syllable plays an important role in accounting for various phonological phenomena observed cross-linguistically, and studies have shown its(More)
According to previous studies, visual data help to enhance vocabulary learning in a foreign language (e.g. Yeh and Wang 2003). However, it is not easy to create visual data for all lexical items. Particularly, we encounter problems when dealing with abstract words. In this paper, we report on two experiments that tested the learning effects of four types of(More)
We have implemented the PHI system that can be used t o a c quire v o cabularies by using iPods. In addition, we have developed the PSI system that can be used t o c r eate learning materials for PHI. In this study, we investigate the possibility of autonomous and collabora-tive vocabulary acquirement of the learners by using these systems and give the(More)
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