Abstract

This study was an exploration of how an instructional technique that uses language, image, and sound—that of a meaningful presentation of language with image by gradual, step-by-step sequencing—affects vocabulary acquisition. Research was carried out with volunteers from the BYU language community, who were randomly assigned to one of two testing groups. The two groups viewed Arabic language presentations wherein the presentation for the experimental group received line drawings to indicate vocabulary meanings, and the other group received English translations. Following the treatment, learners completed an online vocabulary test, and one week later, the same online vocabulary test. Statistical analyses indicated that one method of presentation was not better than the other method of presentation. ACT English scores and testing times, however, were significant for their affect on learning outcomes.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Center for Language Studies

Rights

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Date Submitted

2009-04-03

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2875

Keywords

teaching, vocabulary, language, image, sound, meaningfully, I. A. Richards, arabic

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