The Effectiveness of L2 Vocabulary Acquisition by Guessing from Context: A Comparative Study

Quan Hu


Vocabulary acquisition via guessing from context is often considered an essential method in second language learning
and teaching. However, there have been uncertainties and disagreement as to the effectiveness of L2 vocabulary acquisition
through inference. To approach the controversy in a closer and deeper manner, two representative empirical studies are compared
and discussed. Several findings and further research suggestions are also provided.


Guess from Context; Lexical Inferencing; Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition; Comparative Study

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v10i2.2287


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