Author: Peiling Xing
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This book focuses on vocabulary acquisition in the areas of English language learning either in a foreign or a second language environment. Starting from the social phenomenon that a large number of Mainland Chinese students obtain their further education in Western universities, the author carries out a longitudinal study by using instruments of vocabulary levels tests, questionnaires and interviews. On the basis of an in-depth investigation of vocabulary strategy usage by Chinese learners in widely differing environments, the author develops a model of vocabulary acquisition. This is the first model to combine both linguistic and non-linguistic strategies, motivation, and the stages of vocabulary learning into one comprehensive representation of vocabulary acquisition. The book not only offers a solid data base but also suggests effective strategies to enhance English language teaching and learning.
Review of research related to vocabulary learning strategies - Vocabulary acquisition in historical stages of teaching methodology - English language teaching and learning in China - Quantitative data analysis in the learners' vocabulary size and their vocabulary acquisition strategy usage - Case studies of fastest and slowest progress makers and two comparative case studies - Framework of key variables influencing Chinese overseas learners' proficiency in vocabulary acquisition - Development of a lexis learning model - Testability and prediction models.