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Research on the Application of the Lexical Approach to Legal English Vocabulary Learning

Author CaiXun
Tutor WangJian
School Southwest University of Political Science
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Legal English Legal English Vocabulary Lexical Approach Chunk
CLC H319
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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English teaching, focusing on grammatical structures and communicative teaching methods naturally has its advantages, but also some defects Lewis eclectic vocabulary teaching methods proposed in 1997 published the book The Lexical Approach, just two long . The Lexical Approach the core idea is the word block as the basic unit of language teaching and learning, its role in foreign language teaching has been confirmed by many scholars. This article is further on the basis of previous studies, empirical research, that to legal learning English example, to explore the effectiveness of vocabulary learning of English for Specific Purposes. In this paper, the following research questions: the problem (1): The Lexical Approach can help students remember more legal vocabulary? Problem (2): students to use vocabulary law learning legal English vocabulary can improve their legal English level of output? problem (3): Legal English vocabulary necessarily proportional to the with Legal English level of output is? using empirical research methods to analyze data from the 60 Sichuan International Studies University sophomore student learning of English legal terms. 60 students were randomly divided into group A and group B (control group), respectively 30. A group of students every week on Saturday by the authors using the vocabulary pedagogy to teach two hours of English legal terms (from \learning materials and cognitive units focus in teaching to teach students how to sort out the word block, through repeated practice is stored in long-term memory, and cultivate learning as a whole directly or slightly modified to be in use in acquisition Chunk use; students in the control group Lexical Approach Professor same content at the same time, the study lasted one semester. After test requirements to complete two tasks are vocabulary test and translation test. The former in order to answer questions, that is to compare the experimental group and the control group in the vocabulary to grasp the difference, so as to confirm or disprove the Lexical Approach. The results show that the Lexical Approach does contribute to the memory of the legal vocabulary. The latter is to answer questions two and three. The research results show that the use does contribute to the output of their legal English vocabulary law learning legal English vocabulary, and master the vocabulary more, the output, the better; However, if learning legal English vocabulary with traditional teaching methods, vocabulary and no necessary link between the output means that even if the legal English vocabulary, large, not necessarily a good use or output Legal English. This paper is divided into five chapters. The first chapter is the introduction section. Introduces the research management, according to this study, the background, significance as well as the papers of the overall structure. The second chapter is the Introduction to the Theory section. Details the status of domestic and foreign vocabulary learning. Including the major theoretical and research. The third chapter vocabulary Legal English learning. Legal English definition and lexical features, the feasibility and necessity of vocabulary for legal English vocabulary learning. Fourth chapter elaborates thesis. Introduced object of study, the course of the study, data collection and analysis process. Application of statistical software to analyze data, according to the data to answer the need to solve the problem of paper. Chapter V Conclusion part. Summary of the research results, and pointed out the significance of the teaching of research and inadequacies.

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