The effect of multiple-choice L1 glosses and input-output cycles on lexical acquisition and retention

@article{Rott2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of multiple-choice L1 glosses and input-output cycles on lexical acquisition and retention},
  author={Susanne Rott and Jessica Williams and Richard Cameron},
  journal={Language Teaching Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={183 - 222}
}
The objective of the study was to determine the effect on lexical acquisition and retention of: (a) L1 multiple-choice glosses, (b) L2 text reconstruction with opportunities to recheck input and (c) combined treatments. These treatments were chosen for the following reasons: multiple-choice glosses are said to require ‘mental effort’, increasing the likelihood of retention. Reconstructing the text in the L2 may prompt learners to notice ‘holes’ in their lexicon and focus their attention on… 

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