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Introduction: What Is CLIC?

  • Gaiyan Wang
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Abstract

Based on a critique of two distinct perspectives on the nature of lexical meaning, Wang justifies the need for re-conceptualizing current views by proposing the concept of CLIC. Then, to justify the need for fostering CLIC through pedagogical intervention, she comprehensively reviews current vocabulary teaching/learning approaches, together with controversies over the two major approaches. After that, she justifies the need for the cultivation of CLIC through pedagogical intervention by revealing the inadequacies of commonly held linguistic assumptions concerning contextual lexical meaning in current vocabulary teaching/learning research. This is followed by the presentation of the general scope of the book.

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  • Gaiyan Wang
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  1. 1.School of English StudiesXi’an International Studies UniversityXi’anChina

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