Author:Schmitt, Norbert, McCarthy, Michael

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Vocabulary Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy

By: Schmitt, Norbert, McCarthy, Michael

Price: $48.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 27/Dec/1997

Seller ID: 3291

ISBN: 0521585511


20 line figures 20 tables 393 This volume examines the area of second language vocabulary studies from three broad perspectives: description, acquisition and pedagogical context. The book's fifteen chapters are grouped together to achieve a balance between descriptions of what vocabulary is and how it behaves, how the mind learns new vocabulary and then uses it when it is learned, and pedagogical issues of teaching and testing L2 vocabulary. Some of the specific topics addressed in these three general areas include: - word frequency and vocabulary size, multi-word units, variation between sp... View more info