Connected Words

Word associations and second language vocabulary acquisition

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What words come into your head when you think of SUN? For native English speakers, the most common responses are MOON, SHINE and HOT, and about half of all native speaker responses to SUN are covered by these three words. L2 English speakers are much less obliging, and produce patterns of association that are markedly different from those produced by native speakers. Why? What does this tell us about the way L2 speakers' vocabularies grow and develop? This volume provides a user-friendly introduction to a research technique which has the potential to answer some long-standing puzzles about L2 vocabulary. The method is easy to use, even for inexperienced researchers, but it produces immensely rich data, which can be analysed on many different levels. The book explores how word association data can be used to probe the development of vocabulary depth, productive vocabulary skills and lexical organisation in L2 speakers.
[Language Learning & Language Teaching, 24]  2009.  xvii, 174 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
i–xviii
Section 1. Early work
1–4
Chapter 1. Learners’ word associations in French
5–20
Chapter 2. Word associations in a foreign language
21–28
Section 2. Associations as productive vocabulary
29–32
Chapter 3. Lex30: An improved method of assessing productive vocabulary in an L2
33–44
Chapter 4. Exploring the validity of a test of productive vocabulary
45–58
Section 3. Word association networks
59–64
Chapter 5. Network structures and vocabulary acquisition in a foreign language
65–72
Chapter 6. V_Links: Beyond vocabulary depth
73–84
Chapter 7. A further note on simulating word association behaviour in an L2
85–96
Section 4. Bibliographical resources for word associations in an L2
97–100
Chapter 8. Word associations in a second language: An annotated bibliography
101–128
Section 5. Software applications
129–130
Chapter 9. The Lex30 v3.00 manual
131–146
Chapter 10. The V_Six v1.00 manual
147–158
Chapter 11. WA_Sorter: The manual
159–164
References
165–170
Index
171–174
“Paul Meara is the world's leading researcher in modelling vocabulary knowledge and his work has been essential in guiding research and as a check on the findings of other research approaches. This book will be required reading for researchers and students of second language vocabulary acquisition.”
Connected Words: Word Associations and Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition should be read by researchers in the field of second language vocabulary acquisition, persons interested in word associations, and more generally, by anyone who would like to see how an original thinker has approached solving complex linguistic problems. Whether you agree with Meara’s approaches to the fundamental issues he has investigated over his 30-year career or not, you will likely find it difficult not to learn something—and perhaps a great many things—from this historical account of the research path followed by one of the most influential researchers in the field of SLVA. This is an important book that should be read by anyone interested in the second-language lexicon.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009019814