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A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Classroom English Vocabulary Instruction for EFL Learners in Mainland China

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Author(s): Yanqing Chen

Journal: English Language Teaching
ISSN 1916-4742

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Vocabulary learning and teaching has been one of the main issues in ESL/EFL learning and teaching research. EFL teachers in China, in particular, are grappling with the effective vocabulary teaching methods. This paper is doing part of this job in a different way. It discusses three principles based on Cognitive Linguistics (CL), namely the study of categorization, prototype, and metaphor, and implications of these principles in formal vocabulary instruction in a Chinese context of English learning in South-western mainland China.

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