Empirical Research on Influences of Lexical Chunks on Fluency, Accuracy and Diversity of Oral English
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Lexical chunks are lexicalized chunks that integrate vocabulary and grammar. In learning lexical chunks, learners not only learn vocabulary itself, but also its grammatical structure and pragmatic functions related to its context. There is a close relationship between chunk memory and spoken English. This study finds that lexical chunk memory can improve oral fluency, accuracy and diversity.
Lexical Chunks, Spoken English, Fluency, Accuracy, Diversity