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VOCAB Sun1330-4
Sunday, 20/May/2018:
1:30pm - 1:55pm

Location: 4406

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Synform Pseudowords And Yes-No Vocabulary Tests

R. G. Stubbe

Nagasaki University, Japan

In 1983, Anderson and Freebody introduced pseudowords to the yes-no test format. Laufer (1988) introduced the concept of synforms, where readers confuse a word for a different word because their forms appear similar. Stubbe and Cochrane (2016) reported that “synform errors made up the largest category of errors” on an L2 to L1 translation test. In the present study, synform pseudowords were included in a yes-no test of 45 items: 30 real words and 15 pseudowords (including 5 synform pseudowords). Results and implications for SLA classrooms as well as vocabulary testing will be presented.

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