In Defense of Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition
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- Rapaport W.J. (2005) In Defense of Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition. In: Dey A., Kokinov B., Leake D., Turner R. (eds) Modeling and Using Context. CONTEXT 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3554. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Researchers in “contextual vocabulary acquisition” differ over the kinds of context involved in vocabulary learning, and the methods and benefits thereof. This paper presents a computational theory of contextual vocabulary acquisition, identifies the relevant notion of context, exhibits the assumptions behind some classic objections, and defends our theory against these objections.
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