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gloss

Shiny appearance of a surface. See matt surface.
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which language, L1 or L2, learners choose for glossing,
Findings (figures are in %) a) Practice of learner glossing A 96 B 92 C 93 D 66 b) Words glossed New & Only Only new difficult important A 58 34 8 B 23 68 9 C 9 64 7 D 26 44 30 c) Language used for glossing Group L1 L2 L1 + L2 A 100 0 0 B 100 0 0 C 100 0 0 D 43 37 20 d) Frequency of glossing Always Often Rarely A 46 46 8 B 23 59 18 C 71 22 7 D 10 54 36 e) Place Over Margin Elsewhere A 52 42 6 B 86 9 5 C 82 14 4 D 58 42 0
Nevertheless, since the figures show that learner glossing is commonly practised, it follows that learner glossing deserves closer attention than it has so far received.
Ad b) The low numbers of glossing only important words suggest that lower-level learners have problems in deciding which words may be important and opt to gloss new and difficult words (what is difficult?