2007 年 44 巻 p. 205-214
Word familiarity is one of the lexical attributes that has a great influence both on language comprehension and production. We define word familiarity as the degree to which one feels a certain word is heard or seen in his/her daily life. Our large-scale research project has already surveyed English word familirity presented in a visual manner by Japanese EFL learners, using an off-line method (Yokokawa,ed., 2006). In this paper, we report the results offamiliarity ratings for English words presented in an auditory manner by Japanese EFL learners, and compare the effects of auditory and visual presentation on English word familiarity ratings.