Browse College of Education by Subject "word meaning"

  • Nagy, William E.; Herman, Patricia A.; Anderson, Richard C. (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., 1985-12)
    This study investigated incidental learning of word meanings from context during normal reading. A total of 352 students in third, fifth, and seventh grades read either expository or narrative passages selected from ...

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  • Nagy, William E. (Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading., 1995-11)
    The importance of context in vocabulary learning is evident from two common-sense observations: What a word means often depends on the context in which it is used, and people pick up much of their vocabulary knowledge from ...

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