Lexical retrieval stages of momentarily inaccessible foreign language words

Peter Ecke, Merril F. Garrett

Abstract


The acquisition of foreign language (FL) vocabulary involves two aspects: (1) learning to recognize a word’s meaning, and (2) becoming able to retrieve or produce the word’s form in speech production. The second aspect usually takes more time and practice to be developed. While learners may have no problem understanding a FL word’s meaning, they frequently are unable to recall the word when necessary.

Keywords


English Language; English



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2003n44p101

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