Vocabulary and the Four Skills: Pedagogy, Practice, and Implications for Teaching Vocabulary (Routledge Studies in Applied Linguistics) (Hardcover)
This edited volume provides a single coherent overview of vocabulary teaching and learning in relation to each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
Each of the four sections presents a skill area with two chapters presented by two leading experts in the field, relating recent advances in the field to the extent that each skill area relates differently to vocabulary and how this informs pedagogy and policy. The book opens with a summary of recent advances in the field of vocabulary, and closes by drawing conclusions from the skill areas covered.
The chapters respond to emerging vocabulary research trends that indicate that lexical acquisition needs to be treated differently according to the skill area. The editors have chosen chapters to respond to recent research advances and to highlight practical and pedagogical application in a single coherent volume.
About the Author
Jon Clenton is Associate Professor at Hiroshima University, Japan. His main research interests include the assessment of vocabulary knowledge, L2 vocabulary development in terms of bilingual models, second language acquisition, word association studies, lexical processing, and L2 measurement tools. He has examined several vocabulary measurement tools, with focus on attempts to isolate the construct of productive vocabulary knowledge. Paul Booth is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University, London, and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His research interests include second language vocabulary, especially individual differences, lexical diversity, and frequency. He has also researched situated learning and language teacher development.