报告会题目：Collocational processing in a second language: psychological considerations
Brent Wolter is a professor at Idaho State University in the U.S and at Ocean University of China. He became interested in applied linguistics through his experience of teaching EFL in Japan for more than a decade, partly out of his desire to improve himself as a teacher and partly out of his curiosity about the social, psychological, and cognitive processes that lead to the acquisition of second languages. His main research area is second language vocabulary acquisition and his work in this area especially reflects his concern with understanding how vocabulary acquisition and activation occur at a psycholinguistic level. His work has been published in a number of leading journals in the field, including Applied Linguistics, Applied Psycholinguistics, ELT Journal, Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and System. In 2010, he was awarded the Master Teacher Award at Idaho State University.
In this lecture, I will talk briefly about collocations and why they can be problematic for L2 learners. After this I will present methodological considerations for studying L2 collocational processing, both in terms of receptive and productive use. This will include a survey of relevant studies in this emerging area of interest. I will conclude by considering some important remaining issues and questions in this line of study.