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"I feel my body moving and I hear the word": Using gesture-like movement to enhance productive word recall

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Abstract


  • Have you ever been in a situation where you

    just can’t quite think of the word you want to

    say? You know the word. Perhaps you’ve used

    the word many times before. But for some

    reason, on this occasion you just can’t recall

    and produce the precise word you want. It’s in

    your mind, you know it’s there, but it just won’t

    come out. This is a linguistic event which has

    been quite widely researched and is known as

    the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. Add to the

    mix the fact that you are learning a second

    language (L2) and need to navigate complex

    lexical networks to locate not only the item

    conveying precise meaning, but the one in your

    less efficient L2 lexical network. Then, imagine

    someone looking at you, waiting; waiting for

    you to say it (intelligibly), hanging on your every syllable. Sound frustrating? Well,

    you are not alone. Many L2 learners have voiced this exact frustration, but what can

    be done in the ESL classroom (and beyond) to facilitate the use of words in speech?

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mister-Colmenares, B. & Burri, M. (2019). "I feel my body moving and I hear the word": Using gesture-like movement to enhance productive word recall. Think Tank: Bulletin of the JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG, 5 (11), 6-12.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5599&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4526

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 12

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • Japan

Abstract


  • Have you ever been in a situation where you

    just can’t quite think of the word you want to

    say? You know the word. Perhaps you’ve used

    the word many times before. But for some

    reason, on this occasion you just can’t recall

    and produce the precise word you want. It’s in

    your mind, you know it’s there, but it just won’t

    come out. This is a linguistic event which has

    been quite widely researched and is known as

    the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. Add to the

    mix the fact that you are learning a second

    language (L2) and need to navigate complex

    lexical networks to locate not only the item

    conveying precise meaning, but the one in your

    less efficient L2 lexical network. Then, imagine

    someone looking at you, waiting; waiting for

    you to say it (intelligibly), hanging on your every syllable. Sound frustrating? Well,

    you are not alone. Many L2 learners have voiced this exact frustration, but what can

    be done in the ESL classroom (and beyond) to facilitate the use of words in speech?

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mister-Colmenares, B. & Burri, M. (2019). "I feel my body moving and I hear the word": Using gesture-like movement to enhance productive word recall. Think Tank: Bulletin of the JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG, 5 (11), 6-12.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5599&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4526

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 12

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • Japan