The Lexical Approach: The State of ELT and a Way Forward

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Language(s): British English

Author : Michael Lewis


176 Pages  Paperback 

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THE LEXICAL APPROACH develops current thinking, synthesizing the best insights of previous theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, and modern approaches to grammar.


Principles of THE LEXICAL APPROACH include:the grammar, vocabulary dichotomy is invalid; collocation is used as an organizing principle; successful language is a wider concept than accurate language; the Observe-Hypothesize-Experiment cycle replaces the Present-Practice-Produce paradigm; and, most i ...more