The Formation and Development of Chinese EFL Learners’ English Mental Lexicon

Zhongxin Dai, Kemin Wang


This paper investigated some dominant features and influential factors in the formation and developmental process of the English mental lexicon of Chinese EFL learners. Data were collected by means of word tests. The result of the data analysis shows: (1) Chinese EFL learners acquire very little of the overall word knowledge; and (2) aspects of the multifaceted word knowledge increase with the improvement of their language proficiency.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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