On the relationship between linguistic intelligence and recalling lexical items in SLA

Author/s:

Shakouri, Nima*
Roudbar Islamic Azad University, Roudbar, Iran (Shakouri.ni@gmail.com)

Sheikhy Behdani, Reihaneh
Department of English Translation, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran (Reihaneh.sheikhy322@gmail.com)

Teimourtash, Morteza
Department of English Translation, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (Teimourtashmorteza20@yahoo.com)

Abstract:

This study was carried out to investigate the possible relationship between linguistic intelligence and recalling lexical items in second language acquisition (SLA). In this regard, 40 participants (22 females and 18 males) took part in the current study. To measure the participants’ linguistic intelligence scores, the researcher used McKenzie’s (1999) questionnaire. A cued-recall vocabulary test was also designed to measure the participants’ recalling of lexical items in L2. Regression analyses demonstrated that the participants’ linguistic intelligence did have a significant correlation with the participants’ recalling of lexical items in L2.

Keywords: linguistic intelligence; multiple intelligence; recall

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2016.1644

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