Considering phrasal verbs and collocations for ESL vocabulary teaching / Brandon Chai An Weng

Weng, Brandon Chai An (2020) Considering phrasal verbs and collocations for ESL vocabulary teaching / Brandon Chai An Weng. Borneo Akademika, 4 (4): 1. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2462-1641

Abstract

Words have a habit of appearing in recurrent patterns. These recurring patterns may take the form of phrasal verbs, collocations, and other multi-word expressions (MWEs). Since these patterns constantly re-occur in both speech and writing, it would seem prudent to teach vocabulary to ESL learners in the manner in which words actually present themselves: in typical chunks. A common example of such a chunk would be “to deal with the problem”, in which “deal with” and “problem” are collocates. This paper contains three sections. The first examines what phrasal verbs and collocates are in the first place, and why they are particularly important for learners. The second part is a review of recent studies that support the teaching of MWEs and chunking pedagogy. This paper concludes by discussing the potential of incorporating chunking pedagogy in one’s own ESL vocabulary teaching.

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Weng, Brandon Chai An
brandon@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Study and teaching
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Language standardization and variation
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language > Grammar. Theory. Terminology, etc.
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Test of English as a Foreign Language. TESL
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sabah > Kota Kinabalu Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Borneo Akademika
ISSN: 2462-1641
Volume: 4
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Keywords: Collocations; Chunking vocabulary; Explicit vocabulary teaching; Multi-Word Expressions (MWEs); Phrasal verbs
Date: October 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/49909
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