Vocabulary In Language Teaching by Norbert SchmittVocabulary In Language Teaching by Norbert Schmitt

Vocabulary In Language Teaching

byNorbert Schmitt

Paperback | March 13, 2000

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This text offers a comprehensive introduction to vocabulary for language teachers who would like to know more about the way vocabulary works. It provides the background knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed choices about vocabulary teaching and testing. The overall theme is making research and theory accessible, and then drawing on it to suggest effective classroom applications. Chapters 1 and 2 provide linguistic and historical background. Chapters 3-7 describe the various kinds of knowledge a person can have about a word, how vocabulary behaves in context, and how it is acquired. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on issues in teaching and testing vocabulary. The chapters include teaching applications, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The appendices include a word list of academic vocabulary and a vocabulary test.
Title:Vocabulary In Language TeachingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.02 × 6.06 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:March 13, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521669383

ISBN - 13:9780521669382

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction; 2 History of Vocabulary in Language Learning; 3 Aspects of Knowing a Word - Meaning and Organization; 4 Aspects of Knowing a Word - Word Form and Grammatical Knowledge; 5 The Use of Corpora in Vocabulary Studies; 6 Vocabulary in Discourse; 7 Vocabulary Acquisition; 8 Teaching and Learning Vocabulary; 9 Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge.

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Norbert Schmitt provides a thorough introduction to vocabulary for language teachers seeking more knowledge about how vocabulary works. Aiming to make research and theory accessible and suggesting effective classroom applications, Vocabulary in Language Teaching offers the training practitioners need to make intelligent decisions about vocabulary teaching and testing. This invaluable reference offers linguistic and historical background; details the various types of knowledge you can have about a word, how vocabulary acts in context and how to acquire it; then concentrates on issues in vocabulary teaching and testing.

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'This is a very good introduction to recent research on vocabulary. It provides the background knowledge needed to understand current issues in vocabulary research, teaching and testing. I would recommend [it] to anyone wanting to get to grips with the major issues being discussed in the field of vocabulary studies.' ELT Journal