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Title: Chinese Learners and the Lexis Learning Rainbow
Written By: Peiling Xing
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=D&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11407
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics. Vol. 22
Description:

This book focuses on vocabulary acquisition in the areas of English
language learning either in a foreign or a second language environment.
Starting from the social phenomenon that a large number of Mainland Chinese
students obtain their further education in Western universities, the author
carries out a longitudinal study by using instruments of vocabulary levels
tests, questionnaires and interviews. On the basis of an in-depth
investigation of vocabulary strategy usage by Chinese learners in widely
differing environments, the author develops a model of vocabulary
acquisition. This is the first model to combine both linguistic and
non-linguistic strategies, motivation, and the stages of vocabulary
learning into one comprehensive representation of vocabulary acquisition.
The book not only offers a solid data base but also suggests effective
strategies to enhance English language teaching and learning.

Contents:

Review of research related to vocabulary learning strategies - Vocabulary
acquisition in historical stages of teaching methodology - English language
teaching and learning in China - Quantitative data analysis in the
learners' vocabulary size and their vocabulary acquisition strategy usage -
Case studies of fastest and slowest progress makers and two comparative
case studies - Framework of key variables influencing Chinese overseas
learners' proficiency in vocabulary acquisition - Development of a lexis
learning model - Testability and prediction models.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039114077
ISBN-13: 9783039114078
Pages: 274
Prices: U.K. £ 34.00
U.S. $ 52.95
Europe EURO 36.40
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