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ERIC Number: EJ673195
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0023-8333
Making Sense of Polysemous Words.
Verspoor, Marjolijn; Lowie, Wander
Language Learning, v53 n3 p547-86 Sep 2003
Argues that abstract, figurative senses of polysemous words are better retained when learners are given core senses as cues, because providing a core sense helps learners develop a "precise elaboration." Results of a series of vocabulary studies involving Dutch learners of English show that providing a core sense results in better guessing and long-term retention. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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