• Computer Science
  • Published 2013

Theoretical foundations of crossword puzzle usage in foreign language vocabulary acquisition

@inproceedings{Burston2013TheoreticalFO,
  title={Theoretical foundations of crossword puzzle usage in foreign language vocabulary acquisition},
  author={Jack L. Burston},
  year={2013}
}
Firstly, this paper focuses attention on the critical role of vocabulary acquisition in foreign/second language learning. It considers a number of theoretical constructs that help us better understand how lexicon is learned and how it influences overall language acquisition. Consistent with findings from Input Processing theory (VanPatten 1996), Barcroft (2004) has explicitly argued against the traditional focus on grammar in favor of greater attention to basic vocabulary acquisition in the… CONTINUE READING

Topics from this paper.