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Spanish Vocabulary Learning in Meaning-Oriented Instruction

Edited By Joe Barcroft, Javier Muñoz-Basols Copyright 2022
    200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Spanish Vocabulary Learning in Meaning-Oriented Instruction is the first comprehensive overview of current research and instructional practices into Spanish vocabulary acquisition through the lens of Meaning-Oriented Instruction (MOI).

    Key features:

    • a breadth of topics including language variation, input, tasks and processing specificity, incidental learning, idiomatic language, lexicographic perspectives, lexicosemantic representation, vocabulary testing, and receptive and productive vocabulary;

    • a combination of theory and practical guidance highlighting pedagogical best practices in the teaching of vocabulary;

    • guidance on the difficulties teachers face when teaching vocabulary in the classroom;

    • clear explanations with plenty of examples and useful references;

    • tasks and activities that help teachers move from a traditional curricular approach to a more innovative and engaging one focused on communicating, completing tasks, and learning content.

    Written by an international cohort of scholars in a succinct and accessible manner, Spanish Vocabulary Learning in Meaning-Oriented Instruction is an essential resource for teachers of Spanish at all levels. It is also an excellent reference book for researchers and both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Spanish vocabulary acquisition.

    Introduction: Meaning and Vocabulary: Two Key Elements of Spanish Language Teaching

    Joe Barcroft and Javier Muñoz-Basols

    1 Identifying Target Spanish Vocabulary: Issues of Regional Variation

    Manuel Díaz-Campos and Laura Merino

    2 Input, Tasks, and Processing Specificity in Spanish Vocabulary Learning

    Joe Barcroft

    3 Incidental Learning of L2 Spanish Vocabulary

    María Pilar Agustín-Llach

    4 Acquisition of Idiomatic Language in L2 Spanish

    Frank Boers and Javier Muñoz-Basols

    5 Lexicographic Perspectives and L2 Spanish Vocabulary

    Antoni Nomdedeu Rull

    6 Quality of Lexicosemantic Representation in L2 Spanish

    Gretchen Sunderman and Jamile Forcelini

    7 Testing L2 Spanish Vocabulary Knowledge

    Ignacio Rodríguez Sánchez

    8 Receptive and Productive Vocabulary Levels Tests for L2 Spanish

    Paul Chandler


    Joe Barcroft is Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition and Affiliate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis (USA).

    Javier Muñoz-Basols is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Oxford (UK) and President of the Asociación para la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera (ASELE).