Lexical Inferencing in a First and Second Language Cross-linguistic Dimensions

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-26
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $139.95 Save up to $20.99
  • Buy New
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Lexical inferencing is a central process in both reading comprehension and word learning through reading. This volume presents a comprehensive research review on second language lexical inferencing (with Kirsten Haastrup) and a major new study of first and second language lexical inferencing by speakers of Persian, French and English, focusing on first language transfer effects.

Author Biography

Marjorie (Mari) Wesche is a former Professor and currently an Adjunct Professor at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the University of Ottawa. Her teaching and research specialties are in second language acquisition including vocabulary acquisition; language aptitude and performance-based testing; and content-based instruction including immersion. Since the early 1990s she and her colleague, Sima Paribakht, have been involved in joint research on L2 vocabulary acquisition and reading, including several major research projects involving lexical inferencing. She has published widely in all these areas. T. Sima Paribakht is a Professor at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the University of Ottawa. She is currently Director of the Institute's Academic Programs. Her current research interests include second language vocabulary development through reading, the effect of the first language on second language lexical processing, testing vocabulary knowledge, and second language vocabulary teaching. She has authored and edited several books and has published a number of book chapters and articles in these and other areas.

Table of Contents

Lexical Inferencing: A Research Review
Research on the Lexical Inferencing Process and its Outcomes
Cross-linguistic Issues in Lexical Inferencing
Trilingual Study of Lexical Inferencing in a First and Second Language
Conceptualization and Methodology
L1 Influences on Knowledge Source Use in L2 Lexical Inferencing
Inferencing Success and Initial Development of Word Knowledge
Trilingual Study Summary, Discussion and Implications
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review