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Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization
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Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization

Brigitta Dóczi and Judit Kormos

Abstract

Words are the building blocks of human communication and provide a strong foundation for the development of skilled language production and comprehension. Learning words in a language other than one’s own requires long-term commitment and substantial engagement. This book shows how learners of additional languages acquire vocabulary in instructed foreign language contexts and in English for Academic Purposes programs in the target language environment. The book provides a comprehensive description of the processes of longitudinal development in learners’ vocabulary size and depth of word knowl ... More

Keywords: longitudinal development, vocabulary size, word knowledge, individual differences, vocabulary learning, second language acquisition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210274
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210274.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brigitta Dóczi, author
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Judit Kormos, author
Professor in Second Language Acquisition, Lancaster University

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