The Relationship Between Morphological Knowledge and The Breadth of Vocabulary Knowledge Among Moroccan EFL University Students
Advances in Social Psychology
Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2017, Pages: 14-22
Received: Jun. 1, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 20, 2017; Published: Jul. 5, 2017
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Mounir Harraqi, Department of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, Faculty of Education, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
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Abstract
The present study investigates the relationship between derivational morphemes and breadth of vocabulary knowledge. The participants consist of 130 university students. So as to determine this relationship a two- section test is used: the X-Lex Vocabulary Size Test and Derivational Morphemes Test. The main findings of this study empirically indicate that the overall size of the student’s vocabulary knowledge is approximately 4014 word-families. As for the second section of the test, the findings showed that the majority of students revealed a definite knowledge in using these 22 derivations. The correlation tests proposed that there is a positive significant relationship between the two variables. Additionally, the result indicated a positive impact of gender on both components of vocabulary knowledge. This research has been concluded by suggesting some pedagogical solutions on different parts and stressed further research guidelines.
Keywords
Derivational Knowledge, Vocabulary Knowledge, Lexical Competence, Intercorrelations
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Mounir Harraqi, The Relationship Between Morphological Knowledge and The Breadth of Vocabulary Knowledge Among Moroccan EFL University Students, Advances in Social Psychology. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 14-22. doi: 10.11648/j.asp.20170202.11
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