Cognitive Approach of Vocabulary Learning
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- vocabulary learning; polysemy; metaphor; metonymy; chunk
Vocabulary learning is one of the most important components for any language learners. According to my college English teaching experience, vocabulary knowledge is closely and frequently associated with language fluency, which poses the biggest headache for foreign language learners, including the college students of intermediate level. This paper aims to offer some strategies of vocabulary acquisition with the help of two powerful cognitive tools---metaphor and metonymy, which are traditionally treated as figurative speech for language decoration. Considering that most English words are polysemous to some extent, this paper also discusses the relationship between core meaning and extended meanings, and the collocation of combined words---chunks.
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TY - CONF AU - Bianqi Sun PY - 2016/05 DA - 2016/05 TI - Cognitive Approach of Vocabulary Learning BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1517 EP - 1521 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.373 DO - 10.2991/icadce-16.2016.373 ID - Sun2016/05 ER -