We Acquire Vocabulary and Spelling by Reading: Additional Evidence for the Input Hypothesis

@inproceedings{Krashen1989WeAV,
  title={We Acquire Vocabulary and Spelling by Reading: Additional Evidence for the Input Hypothesis},
  author={Stephen D. Krashen},
  year={1989}
}
attention to vocabulary and spelling.' First, there are practical reasons. A large vocabulary is, of course, essential for mastery of a language. Second language acquirers know this; they carry dictionaries with them, not grammar books, and regularly report that lack of vocabulary is a major problem. Spelling, especially for treacherous languages such as English, is also a problem. Our standards in spelling are 100%; a single spelling error in public can mean humiliation. On the theoretical… CONTINUE READING

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