Vocabulary

Vocabulary

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How are words and idioms organized in a language? How are they learnt and stored? Vocabulary explains the ways in which the various theories relating to these questions have been applied in both teaching and reference materials. A wide range of examples illustrate the text, and will help readers to evaluate and adapt the vocabulary materials they use in their own classrooms.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437136-0

Contents

The author and series editors
Introduction

Section One: Explaining vocabulary


1 Words

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Word-formation

1.3 Multi-word units

2 Lexical relations

2.1 Collocation

2.2 Sense relations

2.3 Semantic fields

2.4 Homonymy and polysemy

2.5 Metaphor

2.6 Componential analysis

3 The mental lexicon

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Input, storage, and retrieval

3.3 Prototypes

3.4 Meaning and cognition

4 Vocabulary in use

4.1 Core vocabulary

4.2 Procedural vocabulary

4.3 Discourse

4.4 Register

5 Vocabulary as data for learning

5.1 Frequency

5.2 Range

5.3 Lexical density and variation

5.4 Concordances

Section Two: Demonstrating vocabulary


6 Selecting what to teach

6.1 Frequency and range

6.2 Learnability

6.3 Learners' needs

7 Organizing vocabulary

7.1 Topic

7.2 Meaning

7.3 Form

7.4 Contextual relations: register and discourse

8 Presenting vocabulary in the classroom

8.1 Pre-teaching

8.2 Form and meaning

8.3 Types of stimuli

8.4 Input, reinforcement, and uptake

9 Teachers and learners

9.1 Classroom interaction

9.2 Learning strategies

9.3 Note-taking

9.4 Learner autonomy

10 Lexical reference

10.1 Types of reference book

10.2 Workbooks and reference activities

10.3 Conclusion

Section Three: Exploring vocabulary


11 Investigating vocabulary problems in the classroom

Glossary
Further reading
Bibliography
Index