This paper briefly reviews the changes of theoretical paradigms in foreign language learning research during the last five decades. As a result of these changes, vocabulary acquisition theory has become more and more influenced by interdisciplinary cooperation, especially by psychological concepts dealing with word learning and retention. This article focuses on the involvement-load hypothesis, created by Laufer/Hulstijn (2001) and completed by other researchers during the last ten years. The advantages and disadvantages of the original concept and its later derivatives are discussed. Necessary enlargements are also suggested in order to account for the complex correlations that are involved in the process of vocabulary acquisition and its theory.
|Tidskrift||Germanica Wratislaviensia 141: Ansätze - Begründungen - Maßstäbe|
|Status||Publicerad - 2016|
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