Vocabulary Instruction and Learning: A Commentary on Four Studies
David Beglar
Temple University, Japan Campus
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v06.2.Beglar
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Four papers were presented by Jenifer Larson-Hall, Noriko Matsuda,
Yu Kanazawa, and Phil Bennett. As the discussant, it is my
pleasure to comment on these four interesting studies concerning
language attrition, the effect of a speaker’s voice on the speed of
word recognition, affect and lexical acquisition, and the use of metaphor
in teaching academic vocabulary. A unique aspect of these
papers is their focus on areas in the fields that have received little
attention in the past. This feature makes the studies quite valuable,
as they illuminate aspects of lexical acquisition that are yet to be
understood in any detail.

Beglar D. (2017). Vocabulary Instruction and Learning: A Commentary on Four Studies. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6 (2), 40–45. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.2.Beglar