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International Journal of Social Science and Education Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

A study on the presentation of lexical culture in english textbooks at junior high school

Author(s):

Zhang Yiran

Abstract:

For decades, the consensus based on vocabulary and culture is that vocabulary and culture are entwined with each other, so it’s necessary to teach students lexical culture when teaching vocabulary. Against this background, this study, taking Teacher’s Resource Book of Go for it and a set of excellent foreign English textbooks English in Mind as reference, aims to investigate the richness of lexical cultural information presented in the set of textbooks Go for it. Based on Leech’s seven types of lexical meaning theory, this paper proposes a lexical culture framework for this study. This study uses the self-built textbook corpus and corpus analysis tool AntConc4.2.0 to select one animal word with the highest frequency of occurrence in Go for it. Through observation and analysis, it is found that lexical cultural information presented in Go for it is implicit and inadequate. It presents certain connotative cultural meaning, affective cultural meaning and collocative cultural meaning, but they are not rich enough and requires teachers to consciously summarize. And it presents rare conceptual cultural meaning, and social cultural meaning. On the basis of this research, this paper puts forward some constructive suggestions for vocabulary teaching and vocabulary compilation of textbooks.

Pages: 82-86  |  287 Views  104 Downloads


International Journal of Social Science and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Zhang Yiran. A study on the presentation of lexical culture in english textbooks at junior high school. Int. J. Social Sci. Educ. Res. 2024;6(1):82-86. DOI: 10.33545/26649845.2024.v6.i1b.82
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