Learner Language: Vocabulary & Phonology. Amalia Caruso & Karen Murphy. Structure. 1. Vocabulary 2. The Aspects of a Word 3. Frequency 4. Strategies for Meaning 5. Strategies for Acquisition 6. A brief History of L2 Acquisition Phonology 7. Learner Problems 8. Teaching Pronunciation.
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Amalia Caruso & Karen Murphy
2. The Aspects of a Word
4. Strategies for Meaning
5. Strategies for Acquisition
6. A brief History of L2 Acquisition Phonology
7. Learner Problems
8. Teaching Pronunciation
source: Gass, S.M. & Selinker, L. (2001). Second Language
Acquisition. An Introductory Course. 2nd ed. London: LEA, 372.
100,000 to 1,000,000 words
(dependant on the way one counts the words)
2,000 to 3,000 words
(the most frequent ones)
“The first step in knowing a word may
simply be to recognize that it is a word”
“A word is more than its meaning!”
(e.g. vocabulary is listed according to alphabetical order with brief translation into L1)
(source: Lightbown, P.M. & Spada, N. p.98)
List 1: One-Syllable Words
List 2: Borrowed Words
List 3: Cognates
has a positive impact on learning, but doubtful:
more successful with focused attention through activities and productive tasks (cf. Hulstijn
more effective with good learning strategies, as well (cf. Kojic-Sabo & Lightbown)
Can you think of typical mistakes foreigners from a specific country make?
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