Lexical Chunks in English Language Teaching A Survey of Research and Teaching is a thesis concerning the didactics of English language teaching with an emphasis on vocabulary teaching and learning. As large computer corpora have become available for study, we are now able see how words are used in the company of other words. These findings on how words behave together and how language is actually used have implications for language teaching procedures.
In this thesis, the first part presents a survey of existing literature in applied linguistics regarding vocabulary teaching and learning. It gives reasons for why the teaching of lexical chunks should play a larger part in foreign language instruction and discusses how the teaching of lexical chunks can be implemented into teaching programs. The second part is a discussion of how language is taught in Norwegian schools today. That discussion is based on the answers to a questionnaire that was distributed to Norwegian language teachers.