Tanaka (2012): New Directions in Lexical Development

New Directions in L2 Lexical Development
Shigenori Tanaka
Keio University
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7820/vli.v01.1.tanaka
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Lexical competence can be defined as one’s ability to use words differentially and fully. In this paper I shall first present my views concerning lexical development in order to comment on each of the following four articles: Lexical Development and Learners’ Practices in a Content-based Learning Course by Andy Barfield; The Frequency Model of Vocabulary Learning and Japanese Learners by Dale Brown; A Study of Learners’ Intuitions Behind the Use of Utterance Verbs in English by Yoshiaki Sato and Aaron Batty; and, Utilizing Student-Generated Pictures for Formative Vocabulary Instruction by Charles Anderson.

lexical competence; lexical development; second language acquisition; vocabulary breadth; vocabulary depth; discussant; vocabulary symposium.

Tanaka, S. (2012). New directions in L2 lexical development. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 1(1), 1–9. doi:10.7820/vli.v01.1.tanaka