Embodied Philosophy and Its Implications for English Vocabulary Teaching Strategies in College

Jianwei Wang


Language is the result of human cognition and words are derived from human experience. Embodied philosophy brings rich implications for vocabulary teaching in college classroom. The research aims to analyzes the potential strategies of teaching vocabulary on the basis of experiential view of language. At the level of vocabulary teaching, teacher can improve students’ vocabulary memory effect from the motivations of physical experience, environmental experience and cultural experience behind vocabulary. At the level of morphology teaching, teacher can focus on explaining the formation of words regulated by cultural experience based on the experiential perspective to help students master the formation mechanism of words. These strategies are argued to be effective in improving students’ vocabulary proficiency.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/selt.v12n2p38


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