Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part 1, Learning and curriculum development Issue 50
2002-02-28 発行

Importance of Word Recognition in Listening Comprehension of English as a Foreign Language

Yamaguchi, Tomoko
This paper first of all focuses on the recognition of individual words by auditory pre-sentation for exploring word recognition in listening comprehension, and reveals the rela-tions between word recognition and listening comprehension from both aspects of the speed and level of activation of word recognition. It also clarifies the relations between word recognition with the effects of sentence context and listening comprehension, raising the level of language materials by auditory presentation from words to sentences. Moreover it refers to the effects of training program to promote word recognition for instruction aimed at the advancement of listening comprehension. As a conclusion, it shows peda-gogical implications for practical instruction in English language education.
word recognition
listening comprehension
Japanese EFL learners