Teaching chunks of language: the issue of memory

Seth Lindstromberg, Frank Boers

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This article addresses the challenge to memory posed by lexical phrases (a.k.a. chunks) in instructed second language acquisition. Ideas for optimising the so-called Lexical Approach (Lewis 1993, 1997) are outlined with reference to a new resource book for teachers (Lindstromberg and Boers, 2008).
Original languageEnglish
JournalHumanising Language Teaching
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2008


  • instructed second language acquisition
  • memory
  • lexical phrases (chunks)


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