The Study on the Internal Factors of the Lexical Fossilization among College Students Major in English
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- lexical fossilization; first language lemma; superordinate; motivation; learning strategy
Vocabulary, as the basis of language, plays a vital role in improving the level of the second language. In recent years, the phenomenon of lexical fossilization has attracted more and more attention from domestic scholars. According to the definition of fossilization, lexical fossilization can be understood as a process that the stagnation in lexical mastery and the incorrect words forms become a part of the learner’s TL and permanently exist. (TL: Target Language: a language that you are changing spoken or written words into). According to related research, once the lexical fossilization appears, it will greatly limit the improvement of language level. Exploring the causes of lexical fossilization is the foundation of solving problems. Based on the above considerations, the authors take this as a starting point to analyze the causes of lexical fossilization. Lexical fossilization is mainly caused by internal and external factors. However, compared to the external factors, there is less research on its internal factors in China, so the authors try to analyze the phenomenon of lexical fossilization from the perspective of internal factors.
This paper first reviews the current research on fossilization both in domestic and abroad and clarifies the concept of “lexical fossilization”. This study uses questionnaire method to explore the internal factors leading to the phenomenon of “lexical fossilization.” In addition, this paper chooses Chinese college English majors as the subjects of study, since middle and advanced learners tend to be prone to lexical fossilization.
This paper analyzes the internal factors from four aspects: first language lemma, excessive use of superordinate, learners’ motivation, and learning strategies. According to these reasons, the authors put forward some countermeasures and hope to solve this problem in the future.
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TY - CONF AU - Yu Han AU - Yanran Wei AU - Huanyu Xu AU - Liyan Zhi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - The Study on the Internal Factors of the Lexical Fossilization among College Students Major in English BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 583 EP - 589 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.109 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.109 ID - Han2021 ER -