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Word-formation in second language acquisition / Cornelia Tschichold; Pius ten Hacken

Word-formation: an international handbook of the language of Europe, Volume: 3, Pages: 2137 - 2154

Swansea University Author: Tschichold, Cornelia

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DOI (Published version): 10.1515/9783110375732-032

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This article explores the role of word-formation processes in the acquisition of a second-language lexicon and the relevant concepts from second language acquisition theory, among them the ‘word family’. The acquisition of word-formation knowledge influences the structure of a speaker’s mental lexic...

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Published in: Word-formation: an international handbook of the language of Europe
Published: Berlin Mouton de Gruyter 2015
Online Access: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/119212
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa22249
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Abstract: This article explores the role of word-formation processes in the acquisition of a second-language lexicon and the relevant concepts from second language acquisition theory, among them the ‘word family’. The acquisition of word-formation knowledge influences the structure of a speaker’s mental lexicon, but teaching word-formation explicitly is sometimes seen as an optional extension for advanced learners. Dictionaries can help learners develop their knowledge of word-formation, but only electronic versions can make full use of the lexical information.
Keywords: word formation, second language acquisition, word family, mental lexicon
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 2137
End Page: 2154