Learning Vocabulary in Another Language

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An updated edition of the key reference work in the area of second and foreign language vocabulary studies. This book provides a detailed survey of research and theory on the teaching and learning of vocabulary with the aim of providing pedagogical suggestions for both teachers and learners. It contains descriptions of numerous vocabulary learning strategies which are justified and supported by reference to experimental research, case studies, and teaching experience. It also describes what vocabulary learners ...
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Overview

An updated edition of the key reference work in the area of second and foreign language vocabulary studies. This book provides a detailed survey of research and theory on the teaching and learning of vocabulary with the aim of providing pedagogical suggestions for both teachers and learners. It contains descriptions of numerous vocabulary learning strategies which are justified and supported by reference to experimental research, case studies, and teaching experience. It also describes what vocabulary learners need to know to be effective language users. This title shows that by taking a systematic approach to vocabulary learning, teachers can make the best use of class time and help learners get the best return for their learning effort.
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'Provides a clear survey of the current state of research and offers practical teaching techniques. The book enables the teacher to be an informed practitioner. Verdict: **** a valuable book for diploma students.' British Council Network News

'Nation takes his 477 pages well, taking a truly useful approach to linking research to practice by providing teachers with concrete ideas with which to help learners build their second language vocabulary. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to include a clear vocabulary thread in their teaching, and to teacher educators who have an influence on the methodology and approaches of future teachers.' ELT Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107045477
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The goals of vocabulary learning 6
2 Knowing a word 23
3 Teaching and explaining vocabulary 60
4 Vocabulary and listening and speaking 114
5 Vocabulary and reading and writing 144
6 Specialised uses of vocabulary 187
7 Vocabulary learning strategies and guessing from context 217
8 Word study strategies 263
9 Chunking and collocation 317
10 Testing vocabulary knowledge and use 344
11 Designing the vocabulary component of a language course 380
App. 1 Headwords of the Academic Word List 407
App. 2 1,000 word level tests 412
App. 3 A Vocabulary Levels Test: Test B 416
App. 4 Productive Levels Test: Version C 425
App. 5 Vocabulary Levels Dictation Test 429
App. 6 Function words 430
References 432
Subject index 464
Author index 470
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