Is the relation between phonological memory and foreign language learning accounted for by vocabulary acquisition?

  title={Is the relation between phonological memory and foreign language learning accounted for by vocabulary acquisition?},
  author={Viljo Kohonen},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  pages={155 - 172}
  • Viljo Kohonen
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Linguistics
  • Applied Psycholinguistics
ABSTRACT In an earlier study, Service (1992) found that phonological short-term memory, reflected in the ability to repeat English-sounding pseudowords, was a good predictor of learning English as a foreign language over a period of three school years. This study attempts to find out to what extent foreign vocabulary learning is the critical learning process related to pseudoword repetition accuracy. Regression analyses on repetition data and learning measures revealed significant correlations… 
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