Vocabulary Acquisition during Study Abroad

A Comprehensive Review of the Research

Authored by: Zaytseva Victoria , Pérez-Vidal Carmen , Miralpeix Imma

The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138192393
eBook ISBN: 9781315639970
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In this chapter, we offer a comprehensive review of the existing literature on lexical development in a second language (L2) as a result of a study abroad (SA) experience. Our aim is to provide a detailed account of the empirical work conducted on L2 vocabulary acquisition in an SA context so as to determine the current situation of the research and end up with some future directions in which to investigate this area.

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