How Vocabulary is Learned

How Vocabulary is Learned

Webb, S. & Nation, P.
Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-440355-9
Review for EFL Magazine by Steve Hirschhorn, January 2018

How Vocabulary is Learned is divided into 10 key chapters which examine in some detail how students of language learn vocabulary. This is a hot topic since, as is pointed out early in the book, around 30% of research into this area in the last 100 years, has been undertaken since 2001. This perhaps reflects the growing awareness and acceptance of the centrality of vocabulary in language learning.

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