Vocabulary Knowledge

Human ratings and automated measures

Scott Jarvis | Ohio University
Michael Daller | Swansea University, Wales, UK
ISBN 9789027241887 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027271679 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
Language researchers and practitioners often adopt tools and techniques without testing whether they really work as they should. This is understandable because most scholars do not have the time or expertise to properly evaluate the usefulness of all instruments, measures, and methods they need. It is therefore critical to have problem solvers in the field who gain the necessary expertise and take the time to scrutinize existing methods, identify problems, and offer new solutions. This volume represents the work of scholars who have done this; it is a collection of the latest advances, developments, and innovations regarding the modeling and measurement of learners’ vocabulary growth curves, current levels of vocabulary knowledge and lexical proficiency, and the patterns of lexical diversity found in their language production. Several of the contributors also address the complex but important relationship between automated indices and human judgments of learners’ lexical patterns and abilities.
[Studies in Bilingualism, 47]  2013.  viii, 220 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book marks an important milestone for research into the development and validation of useful vocabulary indices and models by adopting a problem-centering approach and addressing human cognitions in its conceptualization of lexical aspects.”
“Vocabulary Knowledge provides an interesting look into the back office of a variety of indices and measures that have been made widely available in recent years via Coh-metrix. It problematizes the construct of lexical diversity and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of several indices that have been very popular in assessing learner's language products. As such, it presents an important caveat to the end user of both construct and indices.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013019635 | Marc record