Vocabulary Acquisition: What does It Mean to Know a Word?

Xin Zhang


This paper demonstrates vocabulary acquisition from psycholinguistics perspective, and tries to explain the questions through exploring the nature and the organization of the mental lexicon. It finally leads to pedagogical implication and provides suggestions for vocabulary teaching. Effective vocabulary instructions should contains the following characteristics: multiple exposures to instructed words, the establishment of ties between instructed words and students’ own experience and prior knowledge.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/selt.v4n1p44


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