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Title: The lexical approach: collocability, fluency and implications for teaching
Authors: Torres Ramírez, Amelia 
UNESCO Clasification: 570107 Lengua y literatura
550510 Filología
Keywords: Lexical Approach
Formulaic Language
Issue Date: 2012
Journal: LFE. Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos 
Abstract: The lexical approach identifies lexis as the basis of language and focuses on the principle that language consists of grammaticalised lexis. in second language acquisition, over the past few years, this approach has generated great interest as an alternative to traditional grammar-based teaching methods. From a psycholinguistic point of view, the lexical approach consists of the capacity of understanding and producing lexical phrases as non-analysed entities (chunks). A growing body of literature concerning spoken fluency is in favour of integrating automaticity and formulaic language units into classroom practice. in line with the latest theories on SlA, we recommend the inclusion of a language awareness component as an integral part of this approach. The purpose is to induce what Schmidt (1990) calls noticing , i.e., registering forms in the input so as to store themin memory. This paper, which is in keeping with the interuniversity Research Project “Evidentialityin a multidisciplinary corpus of English research papers” of the University of las Palmas de Gran Canaria, provides a theoretical overview on theresearch of this approach taking into account both the methodological foundationson the subject and its pedagogical implications for SLA
ISSN: 1133-1127
Source: LFE. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1993-.-- ISSN 1133-1127.-- n. 18, 2012, p. 237
Appears in Collections:LFE, Rev. leng. fines específ. n.18, 2012 
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