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Reflection 3

  1. 1. ReflectionThe present reflection is based not only,on the text “Vocabulary connections: multi-worditems in English”but also the summary that was written by me based on the same text;moreover, the different features and classifications that the multi- word items have andhow they help to achieve some of the specific objectives of the course Lexical Analysis.In the text that was mentioned before is explained in a very complete way the differenttypes of multi-word items; furthermore it revealed the significance and the intricacy of thelinks between words, avoiding to refer at words as an isolated unit.The text help us as futures teacher to recognize and understand the differentclassifications of multi-word item, besides how can we teach them, because multi- worditems are language-specific and they have particular sociocultural connotations andassociations, due to that they are difficult to learn. Moreover the text allow us to learnand comprehend that words are not as simple as an isolated unit, words have boundariesand also can be seen as a sequence of one or more morphemes, which are bounded.In terms of the contribution of the text to the Lexical Analysis course is very relevant dueto, as I mentioned before, this text help us to achieve 2 of the specific objectives of thecourse which ones are, characterise word formation processes in the English language,and analyze words in terms of free and bound morphemes. The firs specific objective isclearly achieved when we read about the characteristic and divisions of multi-wordsitems, when it show us the variability, the traditions and models, the context in whichtheir use is more appropriate between other characteristics. And the second objective isachieved when the text show the terms and categories of the multi-word items into 3categories which are the institutionalization, fixedness and non-compositionality and alsoto the different types of multi-word items such as phrasal verbs, compounds, idioms,between others.From my point of view the text apart from being thought-provoking is also very useful,allowing me to contextualize and complement the contents that we study during theclasses; moreover the text is written in an understandable mode making the process ofthe study and reading more comprehensive. Another relevant detail is that theinformation that the text has is very clear, the topics are well developed with thenecessary information and good examples. As a future teacher of the English Language Ithink that is crucial that we know about those topics that were explained in the text,because those topics are an important part in the process of learning the Englishlanguage, due to they put us in a specific real cultural context.