Rote repetition in Saudi Arabian foreign language vocabulary acquisition

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dc.contributor.advisor Ely, Christopher M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Al-Qarni, Ibrahim R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:22:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:22:31Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2003 .A47 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/174795
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to examine the impact of rote repetition strategies (RRSs) on the retention of newly learned vocabulary items on both immediate recall test (IRT) and delayed recall test (DRT) in the Saudi Arabian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. The RRSs included in this study were the following:1. Silent repetition (SR): repeating the foreign word with its first language (Ll) translation silently2. Verbal repetition (VR): repeating the foreign word with its first language (L1) translation out loud3. Silent-written repetition (SWR): repeating the foreign word with its first language (Ll) translation silently while writing it down4. Verbal-written repetition (VWR): repeating the foreign word with its first language (L1) translation out loud while writing it downThe following hypotheses were investigated in this study:1. For Saudi EFL college learners rote repetition (RR) is an effective learning strategy in vocabulary learning for both short and long term retention.2. In terms of their impact on short-and-long-term retention, the four RR strategies investigated in this study are predicted to be ranked as follows: VWR > SWR > VR > SR.Four treatment groups with a total of one hundred and thirty three freshmen Saudi students majoring in English language and translation participated in this study. Each group was introduced to one of the above repetition strategies, trained to use the strategy, and instructed to carry out a vocabulary learning task using the specified strategy. The learning task was a memorization task of new English words with their Arabic equivalent translations. An iaanediate recall test (IRT) was administered right after the learning task was carried out followed by a one-week delayed recall test (DRT).The results obtained from participants' scores on both recall tests indicate that rote repetition strategies are effective strategies for Saudi EFL college students and help them in increasing their retention scores. The results also indicate that the SWR and VWR are more effective memorization strategies than VR and SR. The former strategies yielded better retention not only on the IRT but also on the DRT.College of Architecture en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent xiii, 130 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Arabic speakers -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language and languages -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Second language acquisition. en_US
dc.title Rote repetition in Saudi Arabian foreign language vocabulary acquisition en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1263922 en_US


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