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ERIC Number: EJ1111893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Semantic and Thematic List Learning of Second Language Vocabulary
Gholami, Javad; Khezrlou, Sima
CATESOL Journal, v25 n1 p151-162 2013-2014
This article overviews research on second language vocabulary instruction with a specific focus on semantic and thematic vocabulary-clustering types. The theoretical benefits associated with both the semantic and thematic approaches, as well as the potential problems associated with them, are discussed. The conclusion drawn is that reinforcing the level of activation of target concepts during learning can lead to facilitation but only if interference from competing items is kept to a minimum. With respect to the incremental nature of vocabulary acquisition, learning programs need to boost learner engagement by embodying systematic, principled, and long-term practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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