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To know a word means to know a great deal about it-including its meaning, collocations, grammatical features, derivations, register and appropriateness. This book presents useful and practical strategies to help readers identify learner errors, provide helpful feedback and recognize features that may be problematic. It also offers techniques for encouraging students to become independent word learners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780194703932
ISBN-10: 0194703932
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 8mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman

Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman is an associate professor of TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the TESOL Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton, USA. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California where she specialized in language, literacy and learning and completed a dissertation on second language vocabulary acquisition. Her publications have appeared in a variety of journals including Text, TESOL Quarterly, CATESOL Journal, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition and in edited collections including Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Language in Use (papers from the Georgetown Roundtable) and Directions in Applied Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Robert B Kaplan. She is the series editor of a reading and vocabulary textbook series and a textbook for vocabulary teachers, both published by Oxford University Press. Her publications focus on Second Language vocabulary acquisition. Visit her website at http: //hssfaculty.fullerton.edu/mll/cbzimmerman/index1.html#