Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge

Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge


Edited by James Milton, Edited by Tess Fitzpatrick

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230275737
  • ISBN 13: 9780230275737
  • Illustrations note: 21 figures, 32 tables
  • Sales rank: 1,334,331

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Written for students of applied linguistics, this textbook is an indispensable introduction to the area of vocabulary knowledge. By linking the latest research to an overview of how the field is developing, the authors explore how learners handle what they know in second and foreign language vocabulary, and how they activate this information. Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge: * offers a comprehensive investigation of the dimensions that constitute the word knowledge framework and identifies links between them * synthesizes research on individual aspects of word knowledge * presents new empirical research findings and considers the pedagogical implications of these * provides questions for further classroom discussion

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Author information

James Milton is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Swansea University UK. A long-term interest in measuring lexical breadth and establishing normative data for learning and progress has led to extensive publications including Modelling and Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge (CUP, 2007, with Michael Daller and Jeanine Treffers-Daller) and Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (Multilingual Matters, 2009). Tess Fitzpatrick is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Cardiff University, UK. Her research interests include vocabulary acquisition, storage and retrieval, with a focus on word association studies and vocabulary measurement tools. An experienced EFL teacher, she has also worked on projects exploring extreme language-learning methodologies. Her publications include Lexical Processing in Second Language Learners (Multilingual Matters, 2009, co-editor Andy Barfield).

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'A comprehensive and interesting new work on vocabulary acquisition. It systematically tackles all the central components of vocabulary knowledge, and explores original new empirical studies for each dimension of vocabulary.' Birgit Henriksen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 'An excellent introduction to contemporary research on vocabulary knowledge. The wide range of topics covered by the various contributors does full justice to the complexity of this important area. This is an excellent resource for students and researchers starting out in this field.' Philip Durrant, University of Exeter, UK

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Deconstructing Vocabulary Knowledge; James Milton and Tess Fitzpatrick 2. Knowledge of Spoken Form; James Milton, Thoma Alexiou and Marina Mattheoudakis 3. Knowledge of Written Form; Imma Miralpeix and Paul Meara 4. Knowledge of Word Parts; Katja Mantyla and Ari Huhta 5. Knowledge of Form and Meaning; Maria Pilar Agustin Llach and Soraya Moreno Espinosa 6. Knowledge of Concepts and Referents; Parto Pajoohesh 7. Knowledge of Word Association; Tess Fitzpatrick and Ian Munby 8. Knowledge of Grammatical Use; Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Vivienne Rogers 9. Knowledge of Collocations; Dale Brown 10. Knowledge of Constraints on Use; Clarissa Wilks 11. Confidence in Word Knowledge; Jim Ronald and Tadamitsu Kamimoto 12. Conclusion: Reconstructing Vocabulary Knowledge; Tess Fitzpatrick and James Milton Appendices Glossary References Index