ERIC Number: ED450593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Contextualization of Vocabulary in Second Language Acquisition: Emphasis on the Nativist Approach with Comparison to the Behavioralist, Empiricist, and Neurofunctionalist Approaches.
Skinner, Robert E.
This paper attempts to compare the nativist approach on the contextualization of vocabulary with approaches by behaviorists, empiricists, and neofunctionalists. It considers such themes and issues as the following: cognition, comprehension, and communication; prior knowledge and content; the process of contextualization; the skill and process of inference and reference; problem-solving; retention; empirical research; and the implications and conclusions of the nativist approach. (Contains 25 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A