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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Klassische Philologie, HU Berlin

Saskia Kersten (2010)

The mental lexicon and vocabulary learning: Implications for the foreign language classroom

Narr, Tübingen. Language in Performance. (ISBN: 9783823365860).

Lexis was, for a long time, paid scant attention to in foreign Language teaching. Over the last 20 years, however, vocabulary acquisition has become a focus of academic research. In particular, the Cognitive Linguistic perspective on foreign Language learning offers a rich theoretical framework for research in this area, since it encapsulates both ease of learning and a more profound knowledge of the target Language. Learning vocabulary in school contexts, however, is still strongly associated with rote learning in many parts of the world, that is, the repetition of items, usually using lists

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