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Using Pedagogic Intervention to Cultivate Contextual Lexical Competence in L2

An Investigation of Chinese EFL Learners

Authors: Wang, Gaiyan

  • Challenges the prevailing linguistic presumptions concerning the contextual lexical meaning, and presents a new theory
  • Uses empirical methods to test the effects of pedagogical interventions
  • Demonstrates that the power of contextual lexical inferencing competence (CLIC) instruction mainly lies in its effectiveness in enhancing learners’ self-confidence in making lexical inferences
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This book challenges prevailing linguistic presumptions concerning contextual lexical meaning by examining whether pedagogic intervention targeted at raising Chinese EFL learners’ awareness of the pragmatic nature of contextual lexical meaning can enhance the learners’ contextual lexical inferencing competence (CLIC). CLIC is crucial to the development of a learners’ vocabulary, reading ability and autonomy in reading. Through an empirical study conducted among a group of adult Chinese students of English, the author shows that the power of CLIC instruction lies mainly in its effectiveness in enhancing learners’ self-confidence in making lexical inferences. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, and for language professionals keen to extend their research experience.

About the authors

Gaiyan Wang is Professor at Xi’an International Studies University, China, and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA. Her research focuses on second language vocabulary acquisition, focusing on vocabulary acquisition in reading contexts and the cognitive mechanisms involved in lexical inferencing and incidental vocabulary acquisition.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Wang, Gaiyan

  • Introduction: What Is CLIC?

    Pages 23-62

    Wang, Gaiyan

  • CLIC-Related Concepts and a CLIC Conceptual Model

    Pages 63-99

    Wang, Gaiyan

  • In Search of Theoretical Foundations for CLIC Instructional Methods

    Pages 101-141

    Wang, Gaiyan

  • Empirical Research Methodology

    Pages 145-167

    Wang, Gaiyan

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using Pedagogic Intervention to Cultivate Contextual Lexical Competence in L2
Book Subtitle
An Investigation of Chinese EFL Learners
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92716-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92716-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92715-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06499-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 265
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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