The eleven chapters of Vocabulary in a Second Language are written by the world's leading researchers in the field of vocabulary studies in second language acquisition. Each chapter presents experimental research leading to new conclusions about and insights into the selection, the learning and teaching, or the testing of vocabulary knowledge in foreign languages. This book is intended as an up-to-date overview of the important domain of the lexicon for researchers in the field of second language acquisition, teacher trainers and professional teachers of second or foreign languages.
1. Introduction (by Bogaards, Paul); 2. Selection; 3. 1. A study of the most frequent word families in the British National Corpus (by Nation, I.S.P.); 4. 2. Is there room for an academic word list in French? (by Cobb, Tom); 5. 3. Vocabulary coverage according to spoken discourse context (by Adolphs, Svenja); 6. Acquisition; 7. 4. Etymological elaboration as a strategy for learning idioms (by Boers, Frank); 8. 5. Receptive, productive, and receptive + productive L2 vocabulary learning: what difference does it make? (by Mondria, Jan-Arjen); 9. 6. Semantic transfer and development in adult L2 vocabulary acquisition (by Jiang, Nan); 10. 7. Individual differences in the use of colloquial vocabulary: The effects of sociobiographical and psychological factors (by Dewaele, Jean-Marc); 11. 8. Second language lexical inferencing: preferences, perceptions, and practices (by Qian, David D.); 12. Testing; 13. 9. The Relation between lexical richness and vocabulary size in Dutch L1 and L2 children (by Vermeer, Anne); 14. 10. The construction and validation of a deep word knowledge test for advanced learners of French (by Greidanus, Tine); 15. 11. Plumbing the depths: How should the construct of vocabulary knowledge be defined? (by Read, John); 16. Index; 17. List of Contributors