Advanced Vocabulary Teaching: The Problem of Synonyms*

@inproceedings{Martin1984AdvancedVT,
  title={Advanced Vocabulary Teaching: The Problem of Synonyms*},
  author={Marilyn Martin},
  year={1984}
}
dents increases, so too does the number of vocabulary errors they generate, both in speaking and in writing. Some of these errors are the result of first language transfer, but the majority are interlingual, i.e., they reflect confusion between and among lexical items in the second language itself. An examination of errors made by advanced learners leads to the conclusion that the teaching of vocabulary via glosses or "synonyms" in the target language is a prime culprit in the production of… CONTINUE READING

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