Second language reading and vocabulary learning
Reading ability and vocabulary knowledge are two of the most important components of performance in a second language, especially in academic settings. Each depend on the other, as vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor in reading comprehension, while reading is the single most important means by which intermediate and advanced learners acquire new words. This symbiotic relationship is the subject of this volume. The authors argue that building vocabulary through reading is a fruitful but complex activity that needs better understanding and more careful guidance. This book is unique in its emphases on original research. Eight of the 14 chapters are empirical studies published for the first time, including classroom-based case studies, experimental research, and think-aloud protocol analysis. In every chapter, consideration is given to the pedagogical implications and possible applications of the research findings. Lengthy editorial comments at the end of each chapter reinforce this practical concern.
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Implications for L2 Vocabulary Acquisition
Patterns and Perils of Guessing in Second Language
Chinese Students WordSolving Strategies in Reading
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academic analysis background knowledge Bensoussan Carrell chapter Chinese Chinese readers classroom cloze Coady cognate recognition context clues cues declarative knowledge dictionary dinosaurs discussion encountered English Erlbaum Eskey ESL readers example exercises false cognates focus foreign language frequency global glosses grammatical graphemic guessing Haynes Hillsdale Huckin hypothesis interactive L2 learners L2 readers Langer's lines language learning Laufer learning vocabulary lexical familiarization lexical items lexicon linguistic McKeown native speakers nature of vocabulary nonsense words noun passage Perfetti posttest pretest problem procedural procedural knowledge procedural words proficiency psycholinguistic reading comprehension relative clause Rumelhart scores second language acquisition second language reading semantic sentence skills specific strategies subjects suggests summaries synonymy syntactic Table Taiwan target words tariffs teachers TESOL textual support tion TOEFL top-down translation unknown words vocabulary acquisition vocabulary instruction vocabulary knowledge vocabulary learning word meanings word-form York Yuko