Overcoming Hurdles to Chinese Students' Learning of English Lexis

@article{Ma2009OvercomingHT,
  title={Overcoming Hurdles to Chinese Students' Learning of English Lexis},
  author={Q. Ma and P. Kelly},
  journal={Changing English},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={405 - 412}
}
College of ForeignLanguages, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, ChinaOnline publication date: 07 December 2009To cite this Article Ma, Qing and Kelly, Peter(2009) 'Overcoming Hurdles to Chinese Students' Learning of English Lexis',Changing English, 16: 4, 405 — 412To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/13586840903391997URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13586840903391997 
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