Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching

Edited by: Paweł Szudarski, Samuel Barclay

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This book presents the current state of knowledge in the vibrant and diverse field of vocabulary studies, reporting innovative empirical investigations, summarising the latest research, and showcasing topics for future investigation. The chapters are organised around the key themes of theorising and measuring vocabulary knowledge, formulaic language, and learning and teaching vocabulary. Written by world-leading vocabulary experts from across the globe, the contributions present a variety of research perspectives and methodologies, offering insights from cutting-edge work into vocabulary, its learning and use. The book will be essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers interested in the area of second language acquisition, with a particular focus on vocabulary, as well as to those working in the broader fields of applied linguistics, TESOL and English studies.

Paweł Szudarski is Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He works in the areas of second language acquisition, corpus linguistics and TESOL, focusing in particular on the acquisition of vocabulary and phraseology by second/foreign language learners. His other interests include corpus-based analysis, replication research, and distance learning.

Samuel Barclay is Senior Lecturer of TESOL at Nottingham Trent University, UK. His work spans English language teaching, English for academic purposes, syllabus design, and second language acquisition, with a specific interest in all aspects of second language vocabulary studies.

Introduction, Acknowledgements and Contributors

Preface: Michael McCarthy

Section 1: Theorizing and Testing Vocabulary - Discussant: Stuart Webb

1. Beatriz Gonzalez-Fernandez: Vocabulary Knowledge: Lexical Depth and its Relationship with Out-of-class Exposure

2. Benjamin Kremmel: Does One Size Fit All? Comparing Two Computer-adaptive Logarithms for a Diagnostic Vocabulary Test

3. Wen-ta Tseng: The Effects of Item Exposure Control on English Vocabulary Size Estimate in Computerised Adaptive Testing

Section 2: Formulaic Language - Discussant: Batia Laufer

4. Phil Durrant and Mark Brenchley: The Development of Academic Collocations in Children's Writing

5. Ana Pellicer-Sanchez, Laura Vilkaite-Lozdiene and Anna Siyanova-Chanturia: Examining L2 Learners' Confidence of Collocational Knowledge

6. Taha Omidian, Anna Siyanova-Chanturia and Phil Durrant: Predicting Parameters of Variation in the Use of Academic Formulas in University Student Writing

Section 3: Learning and Teaching L2 Vocabulary - Discussants: Paul Nation and Averil Coxhead

7. Tomoko Ishii: What is the Real Problem with Semantic Clustering?

8. Suhad Sonbul and Marijana Macis: The Deliberate Learning of Vocabulary from L2-L1 Lists: Effectiveness and Learners' Perceptions?

9. Ron Martinez: A Student-generated Vocabulary Syllabus in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Context

10. Pawel Szudarski and Samuel Barclay: Conclusion

Afterword: Zoltan Dornyei

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