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In Search of Theoretical Foundations for CLIC Instructional Methods

  • Gaiyan Wang
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Abstract

On the basis of a critical review of current literature on teaching learners to use contextual clues to infer word meanings, a CLIC instructional model is established in which procedures are specified for (1) enhancing L2 learners’ awareness of the pragmatic nature of lexical meanings in context, (2) selecting strategies for using contextual clues to infer meanings of unfamiliar words and (3) assessing the outcomes of CLI, together with learners’ confidence about the correctness of the meanings they have inferred using contextual clues.

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  • Gaiyan Wang
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  1. 1.School of English StudiesXi’an International Studies UniversityXi’anChina

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