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Learning Vocabulary in Another Language

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  • Date Published: June 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009096171

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  • Vocabulary is now well recognized as an important focus in language teaching and learning. Now in its third edition, this book provides an engaging, authoritative guide to the teaching and learning of vocabulary in another language. It contains descriptions of numerous vocabulary learning strategies, which are supported by reference to experimental research, case studies, and teaching experience. It also describes what vocabulary learners need to know to be effective language users. This new edition has been updated to incorporate the wealth of research that has come out of the past decade. It also includes a new chapter on out of-classroom learning, which explores the effect of the Internet and electronic resources on learning. This vital resource for all vocabulary researchers shows that by taking a systematic approach to vocabulary learning, teachers can make the best use of class time and help learners get the best return for their learning effort.

    • Covers over one hundred years of research on vocabulary and critically assesses what we know and what we need to know about the field
    • Based around a small set of well-supported principles of learning
    • Revised and updated, including a new chapter on out-of-class learning
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    ‘This 3rd edition of Learning Vocabulary In Another Language enhances its position as the essential reference for all things concerning second language vocabulary.  Paul Nation is easily the most cited scholar on this topic, and this volume explains in very accessible terms all that he has learned in his more than 50 years of research on vocabulary teaching and learning.’ Norbert Schmitt, Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009096171
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.857kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The goals of vocabulary learning
    2. Knowing a word
    3. Teaching vocabulary and the roles of the teacher
    4. Vocabulary and listening and speaking
    5. Vocabulary and reading and writing
    6. Learning vocabulary out-of-class
    7. Vocabulary in specialized areas
    8. Vocabulary learning strategies and autonomy
    9. Learning words from context
    10. Word parts
    11. Deliberate learning from word cards
    12. Finding and learning multiword units
    13. Testing vocabulary knowledge and use
    14. Designing the vocabulary component of a language course
    Appendices.

  • Author

    I. S. P. Nation, Victoria University of Wellington
    I. S. P. Nation is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His latest books include How Vocabulary is Learned (2017, with Webb), Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language (2020, with Waring) and Measuring Native-speaker Vocabulary Size (with Coxhead), and second editions of Language Curriculum Design (2020), Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking (2020), and Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing (2020).

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