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Incidental Learning in Second Language Acquisition

  1. Jan H. Hulstijn

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0530

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Hulstijn, J. H. 2012. Incidental Learning in Second Language Acquisition. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

The term incidental learning is used, in applied linguistics, to refer to the acquisition of a word or expression without the conscious intention to commit the element to memory, such as “picking up” an unknown word from listening to someone or from reading a text.

Keywords:

  • psycholinguistics;
  • second language acquisition;
  • vocabulary