The Lexical Approach: The State of ELT and a Way Forward / Edition 1

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THE LEXICAL APPROACH develops current thinking, synthesizing the best insights of previous theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, and modern approaches to grammar.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780906717998
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Principles and Implications of the Lexical Approach vi

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Background 1

Terminology 1

Basic Dichotomies and Polarities 7

The Teacher's Mind-set 32

Chapter 2 Developing Ideas 37

Spectra 37

Non-linear Concepts 43

Aspects of Language 49

Aspects of Learning 55

Chapter 3 The Wider context 58

Philosophical Problems 58

Psychological Problems 64

Contiguous Fields 68

Chapter 4 The Nature of Meaning 77

Chapter 5 The Nature of Lexis 89

Introduction 89

Different Kinds of Lexical Item 91

The Spectrum of Idiomaticity 97

Lexical Density 100

Vocabulary Size 101

Context and Co-text 103

Chapter 6 Lexis in the Syllabus 105

Chapter 7 Lexis in Language Teaching 115

Lexis in the Classroom 115

Lexical Exercise Types 127

Chapter 8 Grammar Content in the Lexical Approach 133

Misunderstandings about Grammar 133

Grammar emphasised in the Lexical Approach 137

Chapter 9 Explanation and Practice in the Lexical Approach 148

Explanation 148

Practice 151

Chapter 10 The Nature of Error 164

Chapter 11 Responding to Error? 173

Chapter 12 The Role of Materials 180

Chapter 13 Teaching, Teacher Training and Methodological Implications 188

Afterword 196

Background Reading and Bibliography 197

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