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Lexical Processing in Second Language Learners Papers and Perspectives in Honour of Paul Meara Edited by: Tess Fitzpatrick, Andy Barfield

Format:
Paperback - 200 pages
ISBN:
9781847691514
Published:
20 May 2009
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156 (R8vo)
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book presents studies at the cutting edge of second language vocabulary research by authors whose work represents much of the current focus and direction of investigation in this area. Various aspects of L2 lexical processing, acquisition, and storage are explored in a groundbreaking series of relevant and replicable studies.

Review:

In this book scholars from across the world pay tribute to Paul Meara’s outstanding achievements in the field of Second Language Acquisition research. One of main achievements of this book is that it brings together the work of researchers who focus on theoretical issues and findings of researchers wishing to improve the L2 classroom. The breadth and depth of the studies offered to Meara in this volume make this a must read for all scholars interested in vocabulary acquisition, knowledge and use.
Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Professor of Linguistics, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Author Biography:

Tess Fitzpatrick is a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Swansea University. Her main research interests and publications are in the areas of vocabulary acquisition, storage and retrieval, with a specific focus on word association studies and vocabulary measurement tools. In particular she attempts to challenge the assumptions which often underlie our understanding of the nature of vocabulary knowledge. A qualified and experienced language teacher and teacher trainer, she has also worked on projects exploring extreme language learning methodologies and the role of formulaic sequences in second language use.; Andy Barfield teaches in the Faculty of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include learners' L2 collocation development and learner autonomy in second language education. His book publications include Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education: Inquiry and innovation (2007; co-edited with S. Brown; Palgrave Macmillan) and Researching Collocations in Another Language: Multiple Interpretations (2009; co-edited with H. Gyllstad; Palgrave Macmillan).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional


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