Grasping Conceptual Structures in Social Sciences and Teaching Technical Vocabulary

Allison, N. (2016) Grasping Conceptual Structures in Social Sciences and Teaching Technical Vocabulary. Finding the Balance: Language and Content in EAP, St Andrews, UK, 27 Feb 2016.

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Abstract

English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) teachers are often concerned about the level of subject knowledge required for effective skills and language support. Inspired by cognitive architecture and field theory of semantics, this presentation provides a tool or framework for ESAP teachers to make sense of social science texts and technical concepts and to aid students to build definitions and improve recall and understanding of these concepts.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Cognitive semantics, semantic fields, ESAP, vocabulary learning, social science concepts.
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Allison, Mr Neil
Authors: Allison, N.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author
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