L2 Word Recognition Skill and Its Measurement

  • Michael Harrington


This chapter examines word recognition skill as a key aspect of second language (L2) vocabulary skill and, in turn, a basic element of L2 proficiency. It identifies the role of word recognition skill in text comprehension, describes the lexical decision task (LDT) as a tool for measuring of word recognition skill, and examines LDT performance as a window on word knowledge.


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  • Michael Harrington
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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