Making and Using Word Lists for Language Learning and Testing

| Victoria University of Wellington
ISBN 9789027212443 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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.
[Not in series, 208]  2016.  xiv, 210 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“For any educator who wishes to learn about using corpora and making word lists, this book is both an invaluable guide an a pleasure to read.”
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