In a field like L2 vocabulary teaching and learning where interest and research studies are burgeoning, this book offers a useful collection of papers that contains new ways of investigating vocabulary development, techniques for vocabulary teaching such as the Focus on Form hypothesis, word associations, and the use of concordance data. In addition, it tackles recent areas of analysis such as the treatment of vocabulary in teaching materials—an area of almost complete neglect in the literature. The book is divided into three parts. Part one provides the overview and deals with the development of a model for vocabulary teaching and learning. Part two focuses on empirical studies on lexical processing in English and Spanish. Part three centers on materials design for vocabulary teaching and learning. The advances made in this book will certainly be of interest to researchers, teachers, and graduate students working on this very active field of inquiry.
Insights into non-native vocabulary learning and teaching is a valuable addition to the library of any vocabulary researcher or L2 materials developer.
- System 39 (2011) 554-584
- Monica Richards, Iowa State University
Rubén Chacón-Beltrán is an Associate Professor at the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) in Madrid, Spain, where he teaches undergraduate courses in English as a foreign language, sociolinguistics and bilingualism, and a graduate seminar in vocabulary teaching and learning.
Christian Abello-Contesse is an Associate Professor at the University of Seville, Spain, where he teaches undergraduate courses in second language acquisition and TEFL methodology, as well as graduate seminars in bilingualism and bilingual education.
M. Mar Torreblanca-López is an Associate Professor at the University of Seville, Spain, where she teaches undergraduate courses in English as a foreign language and spoken discourse, as well as graduate courses in English pragmatics and discourse analysis.