ERIC Number: ED198478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Lexical Familiarization in Content Area Textbooks.
Defining lexical familiarizations as devices by means of which an author gives a reader an understanding of newly introduced key lexis, this paper discusses familiarizations in content area textbooks. The various sections of the paper examine the following topics: (1) the forms taken by lexical familiarizations, including use of reader experience, definition and illustration, synonym, contrast with a more common meaning, and restatement in comprehensive terms; (2) prepublication aspects of lexical familiarization, such as the importance of a typographic system, appropriate choice of lexical items to be familiarized, appropriate choice of lexis, and the use of polysemous words and surface structures; and (3) the pedagogic implications of lexical familiarization for the content area specialist and the English specialist, and for textbook selection and examinations in the English language. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Reading Association (17th, Warwick, England, July 28-August 1, 1980).