Time for words: Studies in Foreign Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Time for words: Studies in Foreign Language Vocabulary Acquisition

by Janusz Arabski (Editor)


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Time for words: Studies in Foreign Language Vocabulary Acquisition by Janusz Arabski

This volume contains a selection of papers on different aspects of foreign vocabulary learning and acquisition. It presents various theoretical issues concerning the language learning process itself and describes its nature. The last section of the volume deals with vocabulary learning strategies considered as procedures applied by learners themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631397992
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 07/30/2002
Series: Polish Studies in English Language and Literature Series , #6
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Janusz Arabski graduated from UCLA and received his M.A. from the University of Warsaw. He took his Ph.D. at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He is a professor of English and Chairman of the English Language Institute at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. He has published a number of books and articles in the areas of applied linguistics, foreign language learning, psycho-linguistics, contrastive studies and lexicography. Over the years he has organized many international conferences on foreign language acquisition and learning. Prof. Arabski has lectured and taught at many universities in Europe and America.

Table of Contents

Contents: Hans Dechert: Binomials, memes and the evolution of culture – Danuta Gabryś: A universal or unique and amorphous feeling of ANGER: on conceptualising emotions and language awareness – Ewa Jakubowska: How to talk about the self-image in a second language – Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk: Cognitive grammar, language acquisition, and foreign language teaching – Liliana Piasecka: Sensitivity to fixed expressions and idioms - an aspect of lexical competence – Jan Rusiecki: Friends true and false: or a contrastive approach to the lexicon – Rüdiger Zimmermann: Advanced foreign language vocabulary - a closer look at word-formation and idiom – Farida Abderrahim: Is vocabulary acquired or learned? – Anna Bączkowska: Teaching synonyms; a corpus-based approach – Brian Farrington: Interactive, My eye! A criticism of current language learning software – Anna Gnoińska: The quality of exposure to language material and FL vocabulary acquisition – Justyna Leśniewska: Multi-word items in vocabulary acquisition – Moira Linnarud: Maybe you are playing basket in your speertime - teacher response to learners‘ writing in English – Andrzej Łyda: Disjuncts and conjuncts in discourse management – Jan Majer: This is better than that? On reference patterns in teacher trainees‘ English – June Miliander: Lexis in spoken and written learner English by advanced Swedish students – David Singleton: Atomistic and incidental approaches to vocabulary learning – Maria Wysocka: On the learning and use of foreign vocabulary in advanced learners of English – Janusz Arabski: Learning strategies of L1, L2 and L3 lexis – Joanna Bielska: On the relationship between language learning strategy use and vocabulary learning outcomes – Alina Chodkiewicz: Vocabulary acquisition while reading in EFL: learner strategies – Tammy Gregersen/Miguel Farias: Training in memory strategies: simplifying vocabulary development – Elżbieta Krawczyk-Neifar: Foreign language vocabulary learning strategies and the proficiency and age factors – Anna Michońska-Stadnik: A twenty-item vocabulary list for teachers – Anna Niżegorodcew: Initial stages in L2 lexical acquisition.

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