Patterns in English Multiword Vocabulary: Black and White Edition

Patterns in English Multiword Vocabulary: Black and White Edition

by James Life


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Patterns in English Multiword Vocabulary: Black and White Edition by James Life

Multiword vocabulary in English often appears confusing to non-native speakers and a source of frustration. For instructors of English, it seems equally frustrating to explain, something we intuitively understand through application, but cannot easily explained. Fortunately, by viewing multiword vocabulary through the actual and symbolic meaning of the root components, the meaning can usually be understood. The association of multiword vocabulary with others of similar structure and meaning allows for natural grouping of multiword vocabulary. This gives relevance, and supplies a system of classifying and memorizing vocabulary, similar to the way we introduce single-word vocabulary by classification, definition, and expression role.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540759405
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

The author was an English Language professor in Korea for 14 years; his last position was with the English Linguistics Department of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. He noticed that Korean students knew a healthy range of English single-word vocabulary but were very confused with multiword vocabulary. The instruction given students is often general in nature with multiword vocabulary introduced in an isolated and seemingly random manner. ESL instructors are given little direction in the instruction of multiword vocabulary and it is the hope of the author that this book will help fill in this gap.

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