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Core and Networking in L2 Lexical Teaching in an Input-Poor Context

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This paper discusses problems in developing L2 lexical competence in an input-poor environment, and suggests what we can do so as to minimize the negative effects of those problems on L2 lexical learning. As an unavoidable problem, we discussed a learner strategy unequivocally used by Japanese students when learning the meaning of a new word. To enhance L2 lexical learning, we suggested that lexical core, combined with the notion of network building, has a lot of pedagogical potential. With two cases (the preposition on, and the basic verbs of communication), we demonstrated how the core schema of a lexical item(s) becomes a common thread that weaves both intra-lexical and inter-lexical networks.

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Sato, M. and Tanaka, S. (2014) Core and Networking in L2 Lexical Teaching in an Input-Poor Context. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 676-686. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2014.45058.


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