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Title: Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Written By: Qing Ma
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11666
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 79
Description:

This book offers readers a basic grounding in L2 vocabulary acquisition. In
addition, it provides theoretical analyses and empirical data regarding
Chinese learners of English: their specific learning difficulties, needs,
strategies, etc.

The book provides an overview of the research in L2 vocabulary acquisition
in the last two decades. Linguistic, psycholinguistic, socio-cultural,
neurolinguistic, and corpus linguistics analyses are considered.

The book constructs a comprehensive framework for Computer Assisted
Vocabulary Learning (CAVL). This is achieved by providing an overview of
vocabulary learning in CALL and then proposing a big framework within which
most vocabulary learning programs can be conceptualized.

The author then gives a detailed account of how Chinese learners approach
English vocabulary learning. She provides an up-to-date picture of the
overall situation regarding the language policies adopted, the traditional,
orthodox approach to language learning, and the recent reforms implemented
in Chinese universities. General and specific vocabulary learning
difficulties encountered by Chinese learners are documented and analysed
and empirical studies are reported.


Contents:

Vocabulary knowledge and use - Development and organization of the L2
lexicon - Implicit and explicit approaches to L2 vocabulary acquisition -
The past, present and future of computer assisted vocabulary learning
(CAVL) - Features of English learning and teaching (ELT) in China -
Exploring Chinese learners' lexical errors - Investigating strategy
instruction & use in Chinese ELT.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039116665
ISBN-13: 9783039116669
Pages: 333
Prices: U.S. $ 86.95
U.K. £ 42.10
Europe EURO 56.10