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LINGUIST List 25.2882

Wed Jul 09 2014

Books: Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning: Xia

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Jul-2014
From: Simon Reber <S.Reberpeterlang.com>
Subject: Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning: Xia
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Title: Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning
Subtitle: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective
Series Title: Series: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft - Volume 101
Published: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?265010

Author: Xiaoyan Xia
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631650103 Pages: 315 Price: U.S. $ 76.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631650103 Pages: 315 Price: U.K. £ 47.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631650103 Pages: 315 Price: Europe EURO 58.80
Abstract:

The book addresses the role of the L1 (first language)-based concept categorization in L2 (second language) vocabulary learning from a cognitive linguistic perspective. The author hypothesizes that the patterns of one’s L1-based concept categorization will be present in his or her L2 vocabulary learning as well. The two characteristics pertaining to concept categorization under investigation are the prototypicality and the basic-level effects. The results show that the psychological salience of the basic-level and the prototypical concepts in one’s L1-based conceptual system is related to better retention and faster retrieval of the corresponding L2 words. The author argues that these two effects are dynamic in L2 contexts, being influenced by factors such as concept familiarity, formal instruction and exposure to the specific culture.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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