Arab World English Journal (January 2023)                       Theses ID 288               Pp. 1-84

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 The Effects of Task-Induced Involvement Load on Incidental Second Language
Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading

  Amal Omar Alobaid
king Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Author: Amal Omar Alobaid
Thesis Title: The Effects of Task-Induced Involvement Load on Incidental Second Language
Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading
Institution: Department of English Language and Literature: School of Literature and
Languages, The University of Reading, United Kindom
Degree:  M.A.
Major: Applied Linguistics
Year of award:
Dr. Parvaneh Tavakoli
Keywords: Incidental vocabulary learning, the involvement load hypothesis, vocabulary

This dissertation intends to examine the effects of task-induced involvement load on the L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. Task-induced involvement load is operationalized through manipulating the components of need, search and evaluation to show the relevance of L2 incidental vocabulary acquisition. It will intend to do this by using three major variables: task-induced involvement load, initial vocabulary learning and medium-term vocabulary retention. The chapter starts by providing reasons for why incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading has been the focus of this study. The chapter then continues by summarizing how the existing literature helped shape the focus on the Involvement Load Hypothesis in the current study. Finally, a general overview of the structure of this dissertation will be given in the last section.

Cite as: Alobaid, A. (2023). The Effects of Task-Induced Involvement Load on Incidental Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading. Department of English Language and Literature: School of Literature and Languages, The University of Reading, United Kindom  (M.A.Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English Journal (ID Number: 288)  January, 2023:1-84.


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Amal Omar Alobaid. She is a teaching assistant at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She has been teaching EFL for 15 years. She has a bachelor degree from Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh. She has a master degree from the University of Reading, England. Both degrees are in the Applied Linguistics field.  She is planning to continue her higher education and extend in the research in Applied Linguistics.