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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(5); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060507.

A Corpus-Based Study on the Development of Second Language Learners' Vocabulary Knowledge and Use


Shan Li

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Shan Li

Southwest Petroleum University, Sichuan, Chengdu, 610500, China


Pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar are the three basic elements of language learning. Vocabulary, as the building material of language, runs through the whole process of language learning. Understanding the meaning of Chinese vocabulary and mastering the usage of various parts of speech are of great significance to improving Chinese proficiency. This paper takes the words with both verb and adjective parts of speech as the research object, systematically studies the verb-form and class-like words at different learning levels in the inter-language corpus, and sorts out and classifies their correct usage and incorrect usage and analysis. Through the correct use cases of the corpus, the dynamic acquisition process and the characteristics of vertical development are summarized, that is, the correct rate of the use of most verbs and words will increase with the improvement of the learning level, but there are also some unbalanced phenomena. Furthermore, some suggestions for improving the learning and teaching of Chinese verbs and words are put forward.


Corpus; Second L language L earners; Acquisition Process; Chinese Vocabulary

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Shan Li. A Corpus-Based Study on the Development of Second Language Learners' Vocabulary Knowledge and Use. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 5: 35-40. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060507.


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