A SOCIO-CULTURAL APPROACH TO VOCABULARY TEACHING STRATEGIES

  • Vozgova, Z.
  • Afanasyeva, O.
Abstract:
In the given article the socio-cultural aspects of learning English as a foreign language are viewed. By taking a socio-cultural approach to vocabulary teaching strategies the authors argue that social mobility, globalization, and the Internet cause changes in pronunciation, orthography, grammar as well as vocabulary. As over 1400 entries from all around the world have been published in the Open Dictionary during 2016, it spawned Brexit-inspired forms (flexit, Nexit, Quitaly, Scexit); social media (virtue signaling, snowflake generation, egosurf) and lifestyle neologisms (bleisure, yo-yo dieting, yogalates); relationships coinages (promposal, p-phub, fauxmance); business and economy phenomena (one-percenter, elevator pitch, gig economy). Such ideas, alongside theories that show how cognitive development is mediated by social activity, give us the understanding that our knowledge of teaching students about culture and nationally biased lexicon needs to cover change, diversity, debates and disputes, etc. Culture in the classroom has to be language-focused and help teachers avoid confrontation and devise an appropriate philosophy and practice of language management in which Standard English and non-standard English are brought in mutually enlightening relationship.
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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
socio-cultural approach; sociocultural competence; nationally biased lexicon; ethnorelativism.
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
511-518
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-19-5
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/32/S14.065
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