Lexical Input Processing and Vocabulary Learning
This book focuses on theory, research, and practice related to lexical input processing (lex-IP), an exciting field exploring how learners allocate their limited processing resources when exposed to words and lexical phrases in the input. Unit 1 specifies parameters of lex-IP research among other levels of input processing as well as key components (form, meaning, mapping) and contexts (incidental/intentional) of vocabulary learning. Unit 2 highlights theoretical advances, such as the type of processing – resource allocation (TOPRA) model, consistent with research on tasks (sentence writing, word copying, word retrieval) that learners may perform during vocabulary learning. Unit 3 highlights patterns in partial word form learning and input-based effects, including the value of increased exposure, drawbacks of presenting vocabulary in semantic sets, and advantages of input enhancement, particularly with regard to increasing talker, speaking-style, and speaking-rate variability in spoken input. The book unifies a range of research pertinent to lex-IP, summarizes theoretical and instructional implications, and proposes intriguing new directions for future research.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 43] 2015. xi, 194 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Multiple Levels of Input Processing and Language Learning
Chapter 3. Three Key Components of Learning a Word: Form, Meaning, Mapping
Chapter 4. Contexts of Lexical Input Processing: L1/L2 and Incidental/Intentional
Chapter 5. Specificity in Type of Processing and Learning: The TOPRA Model
Chapter 6. Effects of Tasks Involving Semantic and Structural Elaboration
Chapter 7. Effects of Output with and without Access to Meaning
Chapter 8. Effects of Opportunities for Target Word Retrieval
Chapter 9. Privileging and Patterns in Partial Word Form Learning
Chapter 10. Effects of Increased and Spaced Exposure
Chapter 11. Effects of Semantic versus Thematic Sets
Chapter 12. Effects of Input Enhancement
Chapter 13. Effects of Acoustically Varied Input
Conclusions and future research
Chapter 14. Summary of Theoretical and Instructional Implications
Chapter 15. Directions for Future Research
“ Lexical Input Processing and Vocabulary Learning is informative and benefits from a readable style of writing, clear organization and classification of content as a whole and in each chapter, smooth and easy reading, and clear presentation of ideas to the SLA researchers, students, and instructors interested in lex-IP for whom it is intended.”
Is’haaq Akbarian, University of Qom, Iran, in Applied Linguistics 2016
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