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Title: Strategies Utilized for Lexical Development: The necessity to design a multifaceted framework with an instructionally wise equilibrium
Author: Rezvan Abol-Nejadian
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Institution: Lorestan University
Author: Mohammad Mohseni - Far
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Institution: Shahid Chamran University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to attentively pore inquiry over vocabulary learning/acquisition strategies and techniques within the scope of second/foreign language acquistion. In doing so, the research is intended to zoom in profoundly on the variables connected to lexical knowledge and accordingly launch rather comprehensive framework taking in and accounting for the most important strategies and pertinent factors within the vocabulary acquisition context. To begin with, a sketch taking in four salient variables which are learner, task, context, and strategies to pay meticulous heed to the review. Moreover, previously-conducted research along mentioned variables is critically considered. In particular, the analysis zeroes in deeply on task-dependent strategies for this variable is much more tangible and yet possesses practically more pedagogical implications. In lieu of seeking the superlative strategies and techniques that bring into being the paramount outcomes, the investigator implies the relative efficiency of each single strategy and technique. The organic notion underlying this study is that the most effective and efficient lexical development will occur in multifaceted curriculums that attain a pedagogically well-reasoned symmetry between explicit and implicit activities for L2 learners at all levels of their progress.
Type: Collection
Status: Completed
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