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The Description, Measurement and Pedagogy of Words

Editor(s): Christine Doe, Alexandra Tsedryk
Contributors: Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, Casey Elliott, Lindsey Hill, Patricia L. Cleave, Alla Zareva, Samantha Meeker,

Book Description

This volume will appeal to anyone interested in knowing more about the fundamental building blocks of language: words. It brings together the fields of linguistics, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, speech-language pathology, and language education to present multifaceted perspectives on the topic of vocabulary. The theoretical and empirical contributions included consider some of the key questions facing the field, such as What is the mental lexicon? What constitutes a word? What are new and novel approaches to measuring and researching vocabulary? and What is the best way to teach vocabulary? This book will be useful to graduate students and scholars in the fields of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, adult and child language acquisition, and modern languages. In addition, it will appeal to language educators at various institutions, immigrant service specialists, school board officials, and study abroad consultants.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3658-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3658-0
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 333 / A5
Price: £64.99


Alexandra Tsedryk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada. Her research focuses on the development of paraphrasing skills, vocabulary learning and teaching, and assessment of language skills. She is the author of the book La compétence paraphrastique en français langue seconde (2016), and has contributed articles to national and international publications.

Christine Doe is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada. Her research examines the validity of language tests used for multiple purposes, as well as investigating language use across different contexts, such as higher education and workplace settings. She has published articles in Language Assessment Quarterly, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and System.