Language Teaching: Vocabulary

Paperback | October 1, 1990

byMichael McCarthyEditorC. N. Candlin, H. G. Widdowson

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How are words and idioms organized in a language? How are they learnt and stored? Vocabulary explains the ways in which the various theories relating to these questions have been applied in both teaching and reference materials. A wide range of examples illustrate the text, and will helpreaders to evaluate and adapt the vocabulary materials they use in their own classrooms.

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How are words and idioms organized in a language? How are they learnt and stored? Vocabulary explains the ways in which the various theories relating to these questions have been applied in both teaching and reference materials. A wide range of examples illustrate the text, and will helpreaders to evaluate and adapt the vocabulary mat...

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.65 × 6.89 × 0.43 inPublished:October 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0194371360

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The author and series editors IntroductionSection One: Explaining vocabulary1. Words1.1. Introduction1.2. Word-formation1.3. Multi-word units2. Lexical relations2.1. Collocation2.2. Sense relations2.3. Semantic fields2.4. Homonymy and polysemy2.5. Metaphor2.6. Componential analysis3. The mental lexicon3.1. Introduction3.2. Input, storage, and retrieval3.3. Prototypes3.4. Meaning and cognition4. Vocabulary in use4.1. Core vocabulary4.2. Procedural vocabulary4.3. Discourse4.4. Register5. Vocabulary as data for learning5.1. Frequency5.2. Range5.3. Lexical density and variation5.4. ConcordancesSection Two: Demonstrating vocabulary6. Selecting what to teach6.1. Frequency and range6.2. Learnability6.3. Learners' needs7. Organizing vocabulary7.1. Topic7.2. Meaning7.3. Form7.4. Contextual relations: register and discourse8. Presenting vocabulary in the classroom8.1. Pre-teaching8.2. Form and meaning8.3. Types of stimuli8.4. Input, reinforcement, and uptake9. Teachers and learners9.1. Classroom interaction9.2. Learning strategies9.3. Note-taking9.4. Learner autonomy10. Lexical reference10.1. Types of reference book10.2. Workbooks and reference activities10.3. ConclusionSection Three: Exploring vocabulary11. Investigating vocabulary problems in the classroombr / Glossary Further reading Bibliography Index