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  • Don Osborn
    This title announced on the Linguist list may be of interest, though its focus is on acquisition of a second language. At some point, if it has not already
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      This title announced on the Linguist list may be of interest, though
      its focus is on acquisition of a second language. At some point, if
      it has not already been done, it would be interesting to see a
      comparison of second language learners and multi/bilinguals learning
      (for the first time, prthaps in the context of literacy training) in
      one of their languages that had not previously been the medium of
      instruction. The differences are obvious, but perhaps points of
      comparison are worth studying. For instance, both involve a certain
      amount of unlearning or changing of paradigms about language. Both
      also involve reference to another language in the early parts of
      study. DZO


      Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 14:00:46 -0400 (EDT)
      From: paul <paul@...>
      Subject: Vocabulary in a Second Language: Bogaards, Laufer (Eds)


      Title: Vocabulary in a Second Language
      Subtitle: Selection, acquisition, and testing
      Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 10

      Publication Year: 2004
      Publisher: John Benjamins
      http://www.benjamins.com/
      http://www.benjamins.nl/

      Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%
      26LT%2010

      Editor: Paul Bogaards, Leiden University
      Editor: Batia Laufer, University of Haifa

      Paperback: ISBN: 9027217106, Pages: xiv, 234 pp., Price: EURO 36.00


      Abstract:

      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.


      Table of contents

      Introduction
      Paul Bogaards and Batia Laufer vii--xiv
      Selection
      1. A study of the most frequent word families in the British National
      Corpus
      Paul Nation 3--13
      2. Is there room for an academic word list in French?
      Tom Cobb and Marlise Horst 15--38
      3. Vocabulary coverage according to spoken discourse context
      Svenja Adolphs and Norbert Schmitt 39--49
      Acquisition
      4. Etymological elaboration as a strategy for learning idioms
      Frank Boers, Murielle Demecheleer and June Eyckmans 53--78
      5. Receptive, productive, and receptive + productive L2 vocabulary
      learning: what difference does it make?
      Jan-Arjen Mondria and Boukje Wiersma 79--100
      6. Semantic transfer and development in adult L2 vocabulary
      acquisition
      Nan Jiang 101--126
      7. Individual differences in the use of colloquial vocabulary: The
      effects of sociobiographical and psychological factors
      Jean-Marc Dewaele 127--153
      8. Second language lexical inferencing: preferences, perceptions, and
      practices
      David D. Qian 155--169
      Testing
      9. The Relation between lexical richness and vocabulary size in Dutch
      L1 and L2 children
      Anne Vermeer 173--189
      10. The construction and validation of a deep word knowledge test for
      advanced learners of French
      Tine Greidanus, Paul Bogaards, Elisabeth van der Linden, Lydius
      Nienhuis and Tom de Wolf 191--208
      11. Plumbing the depths: How should the construct of vocabulary
      knowledge be defined?

      John Read 209--227
      Index
      List of Contributors
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