Change of the state representation of words in viewing instantaneous speech texts




This study focused on one aspect of vocabulary knowledge, namely, change of the state representation of words in the lexicon, by providing a type of multi-sensory input in the form of instantaneous speech text of subtitled DVD. The purpose was to see whether this type of input could fulfill the needs of advanced learners for the immediate cognitive regulation of their knowledge. To this end, two types of subtitles were used in a counterbalanced design, when after each exposure, the state rating task was used to show the patterns of change in the learners' cognitive states. Results showed that subtitle viewing contributes to a change in learners' state representation of the words, but this contribution varies with the types of subtitling.

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