Research Methods in Vocabulary Studies

Philip Durrant | University of Exeter
ORCID logoAnna Siyanova-Chanturia | Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka & Ocean University of China
Benjamin Kremmel | University of Innsbruck
Suhad Sonbul | Umm Al-Qura University
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Understanding vocabulary and its role in language learning is one of the central tasks of applied linguistic research. It is also an area that has seen, and continues to see, huge progress in terms of the complexity and diversity of work being done. While this makes for a rich and exciting research scene, it can also make the task of developing vocabulary research skills a daunting one as specialist subfields develop ever more sophisticated concepts and methods. This book aims to give readers an understanding of the area that is both detailed and rounded by introducing them to understanding and doing vocabulary research from four key perspectives: corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, language testing, and teaching and learning. Within each area, a state-of-the-art review describes fundamental concepts and commonly used methods, evaluates ongoing methodological debates, and points to areas for future development. It aims both to give readers a solid grounding in the specialized methods and debates associated with each area and to build connections across these specializations, considering points of contact and ways in which they can work together.
[Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, 2] 2022.  xv, 325 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This theoretically sound, well researched, and well organized book is an essential volume for vocabulary researchers because of its comprehensive and informed coverage.”
“This is a must-read for anyone interested in conducting vocabulary research. It provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art overview of the diverse strands of inquiry and how they complement one another. The various research procedures are described in depth, but thanks to the authors’ accessible writing and their well-chosen examples, this excellent volume will benefit novice researchers as well as veterans in the field of vocabulary studies.”
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Main BIC Subject

CJBG: Grammar & vocabulary

Main BISAC Subject

LAN021000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Spelling & Vocabulary
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