Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition (Second Language Acquisition)

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition (Second Language Acquisition)

By: Visnja Pavicic Takac (author)Paperback

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This is the first book that deals primarily with vocabulary learning strategies as a specific and integral subgroup of language learning strategies. Its aim is to define the concept of language learning strategies in general and their features on the basis of cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition as the basis for empirical research. Furthermore, the book gives a survey of relevant research on vocabulary learning strategies and describes three original empirical studies. Thus, the book integrates the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign (second) language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.

About Author

ViA nja PaviAE iAE TakaAE obtained her BA in English and German language and literature from the University of Osijek, Croatia, and her MA and PhD from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. After working as a primary school teacher of English, she was appointed teaching assistant for the English language and ELT methodology at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Osijek, Croatia. As a guest lecturer, she has also taught at universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the postgraduate course on foreign language learning strategies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her professional and research interests include individual differences in foreign language learning, language learning strategies, interlanguage, cross-linguistic studies, as well as pre-service teacher education and foreign language teachersa competence. She is currently an assistant professor and teaches a variety of under- and postgraduate courses related to theory and practice of foreign language acquisition.

Contents

Introduction Chapter One: Factors Affecting Vocabulary Learning and Acquisition Chapter Two: Theoretical Anchorage Chapter Three: Survey of Research on Vocabulary Learning Strategies Chapter Four: Studies on Vocabulary Learning Strategies Chapter Five: Summary, Some Implications for Practice and Research, and Conclusions References Appendices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847690388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781847690388
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1847690386

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