Semantics and Vocabulary Acquisition and Teaching

Jing DUAN, Hongqi DA


Vocabulary teaching is an important and difficult part of language acquisition and teaching, The appearance of different semantic theories has helped people to know the words better than ever before and thus are put forward to the words acquisition and learning. This paper introduces the semantic feature, prototype theory, relational models, semantic space across languages and schema semantics and their application in vocabulary acquisition and teaching. The paper also gives a description of general vocabulary learning and learner strategies and vocabulary pedagogy and teaching strategies.


Semantics; Vocabulary acquisition / learning; Vocabulary teaching

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