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Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition : A Rationale for Pedagogy - James Coady

Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

A Rationale for Pedagogy

By: James Coady (Editor), Thomas N. Huckin (Editor), Michael H. Long (Editor), Jack C. Richards (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 1997
ISBN: 9780521567640
Number Of Pages: 312

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Among ordinary language learners, the acquisition of vocabulary has long been felt to be a crucial component of learning a foreign language. Second Language Vocabularly Acquisition has the goal of comparing the effectiveness of the direct learning of vocabulary (through memorization) and the indirect learning of vocabulary (through context); it encourages an appropriate balance between direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary in second language classrooms. The authors of these original articles present theoretical background, empirical research, and case studies focusing on a variety of modes of vocabulary acquisition. There is also an exploration of relevant pedagogical issues, including a description of practical strategies and techniques for teaching vocabulary.

Setting the Stage
Historical Trends in Second Language Vocabulary Instruction
The Lexical Plight in L2 Reading
The Role of Orthography in Word Perception and Acquisition
Case Studies
Vocabulary and Comprehension
Oral Production of Vocabulary
Reading and Vocabulary Development in a Second Language
Empirical Research
Tracking the Acquisition of L2 Vocabulary
Rare words, Complex Lexical Units, and the Advanced Learner
Vocabulary Enhancement Activities and Reading for Meaning in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Pedagogy
Mnemonic methods in foreign-language vocabulary learning
Teaching Vocabulary in L2 through Extensive Reading
Teaching Vocabulary
Pedagogical implications of the Lexical Approach
Summing Up
L2 Vocabulary Acquisition: A Rationale for Pedagogy by James Coady
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ISBN: 9780521567640
ISBN-10: 0521567645
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 2nd June 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48