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Vocabulary teaching, learning and as a social practice


Yeoh, JS and Terry, D and Terry, M, Vocabulary teaching, learning and as a social practice, Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 219-231. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Vocabulary is an essential item in language teaching and learning, although sometimes it is neglected. In order to produce an effective vocabulary teaching and learning, instructors and learners must understand the background of vocabulary including breath, depth and word knowledge. Some effective strategies are introduced to make vocabulary learning more attractive and interesting for learners. Inevitably, vocabulary teaching and learning is not only a method and instrument, but also interpreted as social practice from Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) perspective, which involves the discourse of social control, trust and meaning making. These three discourses should be taken into consideration as they may influence the vocabulary teaching and learning outcome.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:teaching, learning, social practice, vocabulary, language, power, control
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Yeoh, JS (Ms Joanne Yeoh)
UTAS Author:Terry, M (Mrs Melissa Terry)
ID Code:102623
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-09-01
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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