Lexical input processing and vocabulary learning

Sinha, A. K. (2017) Lexical input processing and vocabulary learning. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (1). pp. 70-72. ISSN 2277-307X

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A good children's book does not only have an authentic story, but the illustrations also contribute in making it a lifelike experience. In fact, illustrations have a significant role in children's literature. They are not just colourful decorations, but are like scaffolding for young readers and help them to comprehend what they are reading. Illustrations are like pedagogical tools for understanding the text and also have an aesthetic value. In this story book, the action and events of the story are depicted through well-defined illustrations. The drawings are not just static pictures; there is mobility in the expressions of the characters and their actions. The colours of the drawings are pleasing and add to the aesthetic dimension of reading. The cover page of the book has an illustration of Chestnut sitting in a sofa chair in front of an unoccupied chair. This illustration can be used for playing guessing games with the children by asking them to guess what the story could be about. The clouds in the shapes of animals heighten the imagination of the readers; it is also an implicitly built lesson to help children recall the animals they have seen or heard about. The silhouettes of a squirrel and an otter on the hilltop and on the branch of a tree are particularly appealing.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sinha, A. K.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Lexical IP theory, Vocabulary, Language, Multi-word formulaic expressions
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1456
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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