Vocabulary In Foreign Language Learning

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Vocabulary plays a vital role in foreign language learning. Nation claims that “words are the building blocks of a language since they label objects, actions, ideas without which people cannot convey the intended meaning.” (Zahedi and Abdi, 2012, p.2273). Geluso and Yamaguchi (2014, p. 227) argued that DDL is “firmly grounded in cognitive linguistic theory as learners analyze masses of input in a quest to become more familiar with structural regularities via inductive means.” Using this method, learners are driven by a process of inquiry that provides them to go through an array of “psycholinguistic guessing games thanks to concordance before and while learning vocabularies” (Yılmaz & Soruç, 2015, p. 2628). Among a great many of approaches,…show more content…
The study discussed the usage of corpus in teaching and learning vocabulary. The findings demonstrated that corpus-based method is beneficial for vocabulary learning and can enhance the learning autonomously concurrently. In another study, Binkai (2012) investigated to find out whether the usage of corpus-based model for vocabulary learning has an effect on learners autonomy of Chinese EFL students. The empirical study showed that concordance lines were found to be a great help in understanding collocation, colligation and prosody of the search word. According to the findings, the corpus based study is beneficial for vocabulary acquisition and can contribute to self-governing learning. The results obtained from this current study are consistent with many previous researches that have found the impact of corpus-based studies on collocation teaching over the traditional method. Guan’s (2013) study more focused on the teaching and learning English vocabulary in China’s EFL Class. He concluded that Corpus-based data-driven teaching and learning provide a large number of instances of real context, and create a learning environment to attract learners‟ attention, be conducive to enhance their memory and help them to use context to obtain the word semantics and summarize the grammatical…show more content…
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