Evaluating Exercises for Learning Vocabulary

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This chapter discusses three theoretical frameworks - Involvement Load Hypothesis technique Feature Analysis, and TOPRA (Type of Processing - Resource Allocation) model - and summarize some empirical studies with new words that compare different types of exercises that sought support for these theories. Several guiding principles are suggested for the evaluation of exercises that aim to expand and consolidate basic work knowledge. These are “beyond the basics”, “a glimpse of a system”, “differential treatment”, and “activation of receptive knowledge”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies
EditorsS. Webb
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000012385
ISBN (Print)9781138735729
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 selection and editorial matter, Stuart Webb; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Mathematics


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