Date of Award
Master of Arts
My interest in vocabulary research probably stems from my personal struggle with English words. As an English as a second language learner I have had the frustrating experience of not finding the appropriate words for a given context. While I did not want to sound too formal or bookish, I was not certain about the degree of informality of some words. Preparing to become an English as a foreign language teacher, I became interested in strategies for teaching and learning vocabulary. I also became interested in language testing, especially in the social effects of tests on the lives of language learners.
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Ana Maria Fonseca Saravia
Fonseca Saravia, Ana M., "Using the think aloud protocol to investigate vocabulary strategies used in two vocabulary tests" (1995). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 212.