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The Enlightenment of Cognitive Linguistics Theory on English Vocabulary Teaching

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DOI: 10.25236/icatpe.2020.073


Lingjuan Zhang

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Lingjuan Zhang


With the development of globalization, English, as the international lingua franca, has received more and more attention. For many students, English vocabulary and grammar have always been important and difficult points in learning. Words are to English what Pinyin is to Chinese. If you want to learn English well, you must master vocabulary effectively. This article combines the author's teaching experience to talk about some enlightenments on English vocabulary teaching from cognitive linguistics. Keywords: Cognitive Linguistics English Vocabulary Teaching Enlightenment If you compare English to a building, then the vocabulary is the foundation of the building, and its importance is self-evident. In English teaching, enhancing students' cognitive ability of English vocabulary is the key to improving their English skills. Cognitive linguistics mainly emphasizes the importance of cognitive ability to language mastery. Teachers use some theoretical knowledge of cognitive linguistics in English vocabulary teaching to help students effectively master English vocabulary and improve their English vocabulary cognitive level, To develop students' comprehensive English literacy.


Enlightenment; Cognitive linguistics theory; English teaching