Making and Using Word Lists for Language Learning and Testing
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Sep 8, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 210 pages
Word lists lie at the heart of good vocabulary course design, the development of graded materials for extensive listening and extensive reading, research on vocabulary load, and vocabulary test development. This book has been written for vocabulary researchers and curriculum designers to describe the factors they need to consider when they create frequency-based word lists. These include the purpose for which the word list is to be used, the design of the corpus from which the list will be made, the unit of counting, and what should and should not be counted as words. The book draws on research to show the current state of knowledge of these factors and provides very practical guidelines for making word lists for language teaching and testing. The writer is well known for his work in the teaching and learning of vocabulary and in the creation of word lists and vocabulary size tests based on word lists.
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Section II Deciding what to count as words
Section III Choosing and preparing the corpus
Section IV Making the lists
Section V Using the lists
Appendix 1 Proper noun tagging in the BNC
Appendix 2 Closed lexical set headwords
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