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Lexical processing in second language learners : papers and perspectives in honour of Paul Meara / edited by Tess Fitzpatrick and Andy Barfield.


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Publication date:
Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, c2009.
  • Book
  • xvii, 177 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-171) and indexes.
  • Preface - Alison Wray 1. Introduction: Meara's contribution to research in L2 lexical processing - John Read and Paul Nation 2. Putting yes/no tests in context - John Shillaw 3. Tangled webs: complications in the exploration of L2 lexical networks - Clarissa Wilks 4. Word association profiles in a first and second language: puzzles and problems - Tess Fitzpatrick 5. Revisiting classrooms as lexical environments - Marlise Horst 6. A close look at the use of pocket electronic dictionaries for receptive and productive purposes - Hilary Nesi and Atipat Boonmoh 7. Repeated L2 reading with and without a dictionary - Jim Ronald 8. Exploring productive L2 collocation knowledge - Andy Barfield 9. The messy little details: a longitudinal case study of the emerging lexicon - Huw Bell 10. Meaning-last vocabulary acquisition and collocational productivity - Brent Wolter 11. Acting on a hunch: can L1 reading instruction affect L2 listening ability? - Richard Pemberton 12. Taking stock - Andy Barfield and Tess Fitzpatrick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
This book presents studies from authors at the cutting edge of second language vocabulary research, whose output represents much of the current focus and direction of work in this area. The authors address various aspects of L2 lexical processing and explore different models of acquisition, processing and storage. The studies are linked by the fact that the authors have all belonged to the same dynamic and influential vocabulary acquisition research group led by Paul Meara. Alison Wray provides an overview of how Meara has led this group's research activities in an innovative PhD programme, and John Read and Paul Nation contribute a critical evaluation of Meara's wide-ranging contributions to the field of vocabulary acquisition research. The research studies presented here are relevant and replicable, offering researchers and teachers many valuable and critical insights into lexical processing in second language learners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Meara, P. M. (Paul M.)
Fitzpatrick, Tess, 1964-
Barfield, Andrew, 1957-
Second language acquisition
Second language acquisition (Clevedon, England)

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