Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective

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The book addresses the role of the L1 (first language)-based concept categorization in L2 (second language) vocabulary learning from a cognitive linguistic perspective. The author hypothesizes that the patterns of one's L1-based concept categorization will be present in his or her L2 vocabulary learning as well. The two characteristics pertaining to concept categorization under investigation are the prototypicality and the basic-level effects. The results show that the psychological salience of the basic-level and the ...

Categorization and L2 Vocabulary Learning: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective 2014, Peter Lang AG, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783631650103

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