Gender Perspectives on Vocabulary in Foreign and Second Languages
Edited by Rosa Mª Jiménez Catalán
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Gender Perspectives on Vocabulary in Foreign and Second Languages provides the reader with a unique collection of empirical studies on gender and the acquisition, development, meaning and use of vocabulary by adult, adolescents, and, above all, young learners of English and Spanish in classroom contexts in Spain, Canada, and the USA. Successful vocabulary has been shown to play a salient role in foreign and second language learning. It is positively related to language achievement and degree of success in communicating in the language - something important for the hundreds of thousands of learners of English and Spanish in primary, secondary education and
universities all over the world.
This book makes an important contribution to research on gender and foreign and second language education by looking at some relationships between learner gender and meaning, vocabulary use, lexical creation, lexical production, and word association, as well as how words encode both patterns of gender representation and gender identities. It also has a great deal to offer to trainee and practicing teachers of English or Spanish as a second/foreign language.
Notes on Contributors
Theorising Gender Perspectives in Foreign and Second Language Learning; J.Sunderland
PART I: GENDER TENDENCIES IN LEXICAL ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND USE
More Than Words: Inferential and Incorrect Units Recalled; C.Brantmeier
Gender and Mother Tongue in EFL Learners' Lexicon; M.Díez Prados
Exploring the Role of Gender in Lexical Creations; M.P.Agustín Llach
Gender and Motivation in EFL Vocabulary Production; A.Fernández Fontecha
Gender Tendencies in EFL across Vocabulary Tests; R.M.Jiménez Catalán
Boys' and Girls' L2 Word Associations; S.Moreno Espinosa
PART II: GENDERED WORDS: REPRESENTATION AND IDENTITIES
A Case Study of Mrs. Smith's Words and Her Quiet Girls; A.Jule
Gender Identity in Words for Professional Titles in Textbooks; M.Bengoechea& J.Simón
Humor, Vocabulary, and Individuality in an EFL Task; J.Ojeda Alba
Lexical Encoding of Gender Relations and Identities; A.García Gómez
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