Optimizing A Lexical Approach to Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byFrank Boers

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Empirically validated techniques to accelerate learners uptake of chunks demonstrate that pathways for insightful chunk-learning become available if one is willing to question the assumption that lexis is arbitrary. Care is taken to ensure that the pedagogical proposals are in accordance with insights from vocabulary research generally.

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Empirically validated techniques to accelerate learners uptake of chunks demonstrate that pathways for insightful chunk-learning become available if one is willing to question the assumption that lexis is arbitrary. Care is taken to ensure that the pedagogical proposals are in accordance with insights from vocabulary research generally...

FRANK BOERS is lecturer at the Erasmus University College Brussells, Belgium and has over twenty years of experience teaching EFL, EAP and applied linguistics. He obtained a PhD in Cognitive Semantics, but has gradually shifted his research interest to second language acquisition and foreign language teaching. Most of his recent publi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.85 × 5.62 × 0.67 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022234X

ISBN - 13:9780230222342

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables * List of Boxes * Acknowledgements * Introduction * The Contribution of Chunks to Acquisition and Proficiency * Estimating the Chances of Incidental Uptake of L2 Chunks
 * Selecting Chunks for the L2 Classroom * Semantic Elaboration * Structural Elaboration * Bearing in Mind * Directions * Notes * References * Index