Written for students of applied linguistics, this textbook is an indispensable introduction to the area of vocabulary kwledge. By linking the latest research to an overview of how the field is developing, the authors explore how learners handle what they kw in second and foreign language vocabulary, and how they activate this information. Dimensions of Vocabulary Kwledge: * offers a comprehensive investigation of the dimensions that constitute the word kwledge framework and identifies links between them * synthesizes research on individual aspects of word kwledge * presents new empirical research findings and considers the pedagogical implications of these * provides questions for further classroom discussion
James Milton is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Swansea University UK. A long-term interest in measuring lexical breadth and establishing normative data for learning and progress has led to extensive publications including Modelling and Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge (CUP, 2007, with Michael Daller and Jeanine Treffers-Daller) and Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (Multilingual Matters, 2009). Tess Fitzpatrick is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Cardiff University, UK. Her research interests include vocabulary acquisition, storage and retrieval, with a focus on word association studies and vocabulary measurement tools. An experienced EFL teacher, she has also worked on projects exploring extreme language-learning methodologies. Her publications include Lexical Processing in Second Language Learners (Multilingual Matters, 2009, co-editor Andy Barfield).