Advanced Vocabulary in Context

Advanced Vocabulary in Context

Author: Donald Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1873630123

Category: English language

Page: 112

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Advanced Vocabulary in Context enables advancedlevel students to practise vocabulary in natural contexts. It is suitable for use in the classroom, for homework, or for self-study. The book develops an awareness of collocation, and prepares for gap-filling sections in examinations such as Cambridge CAE and CPE, as well as providing a rich source of stimulating reading material. Key features include: 24 authentic texts from quality newspapers and magazines, on stimulating contemporary topics; texts gapped for completion with 40 50 words listed separately; preliminary exercises which prepare for the gap-filling by practising key words and word combinations; follow-up practice on vocabulary and idioms used in the texts or related to them and review pages after each group of six units."

GRE

GRE

Author: Mark Alan Stewart

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768927856

Category: Study Aids

Page: 626

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Sharing in-depth reviews of the GRE's format and structure, a guide for students provides nine full-length practice tests and complete coverage of the essay-writing section, in a reference that is complemented by review sections and practice drills. Original.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136446177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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How do we teach and learn vocabulary? How do words work in literary texts? In this book, Ronald Carter provides the necessary basis for the further study of modern English vocabulary with particular reference to linguistic descriptive frameworks and educational contexts. Vocabulary: Applied Linguistic Perspectives includes an introductory account of linguistic approaches to the analysis of the modern lexicon in English and discusses key topics such as vocabulary and language teaching, dictionaries and lexicography and the literary, stylistic study of vocabulary. This Routledge Linguistics Classic includes a substantial new introductory chapter situating the book in the current digital age, covering changes and developments in related fields from lexicography and corpus linguistics to vocabulary testing and assessment as well as additional new references. Vocabulary: Applied Linguistic Perspectives has been widely praised since first publication for the breadth, depth and clarity of its approach and is a key text for postgraduate students and researchers studying vocabulary within the fields of English Language, Applied Linguistics and Education.

Advanced Students’ Knowledge of Vocabulary in a First and Second Language

Advanced Students’ Knowledge of Vocabulary in a First and Second Language

Author: Monica Karlsson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781800415263

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This book offers a comprehensive investigation into advanced students’ knowledge of vocabulary in their L1 and L2. As a cross-sectional study, it examines the quantitative aspects of students’ vocabulary knowledge through parallel tests of upper secondary level vocabulary, specialised vocabulary, and advanced vocabulary in both their L1 and L2. It also, primarily in qualitative terms, investigates students' L1 and L2 knowledge of polysemous words, lexical fields of near synonyms and false friends. Knowledge of derivative forms, idioms, proverbs, idiomatically used prepositions and multi-word verbs offer insights into both the breadth and depth of students’ L1 and L2 vocabulary knowledge. Finally, it considers the extent to which students’ results can be attributed to differences between inferencing skills in their L1 and L2. In each subfield, the pedagogical implications of the findings are discussed. This book will be of interest to teachers and researchers focusing on the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Author: John Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194421864

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This book offers updated communicative activities for teaching new words to language learners, including collocations, the mother tongue, and lexis as a system.

High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts

High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts

Author: Kenneth Hyltenstam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316812037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The issue of high-level language proficiency in other than monolingual contexts can be approached from a variety of perspectives, including linguistic/structural; psycholinguistic/cognitive and sociolinguistic/societal. Bringing together a team of experts, this volume takes a novel empirical approach to the subject combined with an up-to-date understanding of these research areas, to answer two important research questions in the field of second language acquisition: what conditions allow learners to attain an outstanding level of proficiency in a second language, and what factors still prevent them from becoming entirely like first language speakers. Looking at a range of European languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, it provides important insights into second language use at the highest levels as well as in high-proficient mixed language use in multicultural settings. A useful tool for both language teaching and language teacher training, it provides a solid grounding for further study in this important area of research.

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317869153

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main foundations of lexical semantics and relevant research and pedagogical studies in vocabulary and lexicography; and a further chapter discusses recent advances in the field of lexis and discourse analysis. There is also a series of specially commissioned articles which investigate the structure and functions of the modern English lexicon in relation to its exploitation for classroom vocabulary teaching.

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

Author: Višnja Pavičić Takač

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847690395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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The book discusses vocabulary learning strategies as an integral subgroup of language learning strategies. It defines language learning strategies in general and their features on the basis of cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition as the basis for empirical research. Furthermore, the book gives a survey of research on vocabulary learning strategies and describes three original empirical studies. Thus, the book attempts at integrating the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.

Applying Linguistics in the Classroom

Applying Linguistics in the Classroom

Author: Aria Razfar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136212055

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Making linguistics accessible and relevant to all teachers, this text looks at language issues in the classroom through an applied sociocultural perspective focused on how language functions in society and in schools—how it is used, for what purposes, and how teachers can understand their students’ language practices. While touching on the key structural aspects of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax), it does not simply give an overview, but rather provides a way to study and talk about language. Each chapter includes practical steps and suggests tools for applying different kinds of linguistic knowledge in classrooms. The activities and exercises are adaptable to elementary or high school settings. Many examples focus on the intersection of math, science, and language. Teacher case studies show how real teachers have used these concepts to inform teaching practices. Given the increasing use of multimedia resources in today’s schools, multiple mediums are integrated to engage educators in learning about language. The Companion Website provides a multitude of relevant resources that illustrate the diversity of language functions and debates about language in society.