Second Language Incidental Vocabulary Retention : The Effect of Text and Picture Annotation Types

  title={Second Language Incidental Vocabulary Retention : The Effect of Text and Picture Annotation Types},
  author={Makoto Yoshii and Jeffra Flaitz},
The present study examines the effect that annotation type has on L2 incidental vocabulary retention in a multimedia reading setting. Three annotation types were compared: text-only, picture-only, and a combination of the two. The participants were 151 adult ESL learners at beginning and intermediate language proficiency levels. The participants read a story for comprehension purposes using the Internet. Three types of instruments were used for vocabulary retention assessment: Picture… CONTINUE READING
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