Topics: Linguistics, Language education, Language acquisition Pages: 122 (26956 words) Published: October 29, 2013

Daehyeon Nam

Submitted to the faculty of the University Graduate School
in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree
Doctor of Philosophy
in the Department Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
Indiana University
June 2010

UMI Number: 3413659

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Accepted by the Graduate Faculty, Indiana University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Doctoral Committee
Larry Mikulecky, Ph.D., Chair Person

Martha Nyikos, Ph.D.

James Damico, Ph.D.

John Paolillo, Ph.D.

February 17, 2010

© 2010
Daehyeon Nam



I arrived in Bloomington, Indiana almost ten years ago as a linguistics graduate student. I knew very little about teaching and research in language education when I was accepted into the doctoral program in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Larry Mikulecky, for his advice and support over the last five years; his door was always open and he has helped me become a teacher, a researcher, and a scientist. Dr. Mikulecky challenged me to explore a new field of research and always expected a little more from me than I thought I could produce—by repeatedly saying: “push the edge of knowledge and show me the evidence” and “contribute to the body of knowledge”. In addition, he provided innumerable resources and ideas over the years that allowed me to conduct my research effectively and efficiently.

My committee members always asked just the right questions to force me to clarify my thinking and place my work in the broader and overarching contexts of language education and linguistics. Dr. Martha Nyikos taught me how to teach languages through the perspective of theory into practice and make it in my dissertation. She also taught me how to respect students in the classroom. Dr. James Damico taught me how to work with students by example and treated me like a colleague, which meant that I learned how to be one. Dr. John Paolillo introduced me to computational linguistics and corpus linguistics, and provided insightful comments and suggestions in the language education applications of the fields.


I cannot forget my colleagues and friends in Bloomington who made my graduate study an exciting and great experience of my life: my fellow LCLE office staff (Yoko, Lindsay, Gayla, Kathy, Shiau-Jing, Yi-Ching, Janet, Akiko, and Ying-Sin) provided such a fun and wonderful work environment during the years of my graduate school, not to mention my fellow IRAP members (Jim, Jenny, Melissa, and Rani); LCLE graduate students (Malinee, Hatai, Nick, Lenny, Snea, Jaeseok, Jaehan, NamHee, and Jihyun); the colleagues of the math education summer workshop program (Enrique, Jane, Christi, Jean, Rick, Jinsob, and Mi Yeon); and my friends and professors from the Linguistics department (B.J., Hanyong, Dr. Stuart Davis, and Dr. Ken de Jong). I cannot thank Dr. Mary Beth Hines enough who gave me the opportunities to work with the LCLE department office and the IRAP research team. Her generous support and thoughtful...

References: Laufer, 2004; Carter, 1998; Nation, 1990, 2001, 2008; Coady & Huckin, 1997; Schmitt &
McCarthy, 1997; Schmitt, 2000; Zimmerman, 2009)
vocabulary knowledge, research has identified two types of knowledge: receptive
knowledge and productive knowledge.1 Nation (2001) described the dual characteristics
interest in vocabulary research (Laufer, 1998; Lee, 2003; Lee & Muncie, 2006; Melka,
1997; Mondria & Wiersma, 2004).
grammar in the Age of Reasons (Schmitt, 2000) and the Grammar Translation method
that labeled vocabulary as supplements of teaching grammar rule (Zimmerman, 1997a).
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