Learning Vocabulary Strategically in a Study Abroad Context

  • Isobel Kai-Hui Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Isobel Kai-Hui Wang
    Pages 1-15
  3. Isobel Kai-Hui Wang
    Pages 17-66
  4. Isobel Kai-Hui Wang
    Pages 117-168
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-294

About this book


This book focuses on case studies of vocabulary strategy use and presents an in-depth account of the vocabulary learning experiences of Chinese students in the UK. It challenges the view that vocabulary strategies result only from learners’ cognitive choices, and provides insightful analysis of the interplay between learner characteristics, agency and context in the process of strategic learning. The author makes a strong case for using qualitative methodologies to examine the dynamic, complex and contextually situated nature of strategic vocabulary learning. Drawing on multiple data sources, the book discusses issues that are central to the continuing development of vocabulary strategy research and offers theoretical, research-based and practical suggestions for future exploration. This book will appeal to students and scholars of second language acquisition, vocabulary and applied linguistics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Isobel Kai-Hui Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

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