Design of enhanced flashcards for second language vocabulary learning with emotional binaural narration

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the design of a flashcard application with which learners experience the meaning of written words with emotional binaural voice narrations to enhance second language vocabulary learning. Typically, voice used in English vocabulary learning is recorded by a native speaker with no accent, and it aims for accurate pronunciation and clarity. However, the voice can also be flat and monotonous, and it can be difficult for learners to retain the new vocabulary in the semantic memory. Enhancing textual flashcards with emotional narration in the learner's native language helps the retention of new second language vocabulary items in the episodic memory instead of the semantic memory. Further, greater emotionality in the narration reinforces the retention of episodic memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 11 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019 - Reims, France
Duration: Mar 11 2019Mar 12 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityReims
Period3/11/193/12/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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