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A corpus-based comparison of the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List, Jacob Andrew Newman

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A corpus-based comparison of the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List
Title
A corpus-based comparison of the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Andrew Newman
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Language
eng
Summary
Research has identified the importance of academic vocabulary (e.g., Corson, 1997; Gardner, 2013. Hsueh-chao & Nation, 2000). In turn, many researchers have focused on identifying the most frequent and salient words present in academic texts across registers and presenting these words in lists, such as The Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000). Gardner and Davies (2014), recognizing the limitations of the AWL, have developed a new list known as The Academic Vocabulary List (AVL). This present study examines the appearance of the 570 AWL word families and the top 570 AVL word families in the Academic Textbook Corpus (ATC) – a 1.9-million-word corpus created from three middle school, three high school, and three college level textbooks from the disciplines of American history, mathematics, and physical sciences. The study determined (1) word families from both the AWL and the AVL found in the ATC, (2) words families unique to the AWL in the ATC, (3) word families unique to the AVL in the ATC, and (4) characteristic differences between the AWL and AVL unique word families. The results suggest that the AWL and AVL capture high frequency academic word families that are salient across a variety of academic disciplines and grade levels, but the AVL provides a greater number of unique frequent core academic word families
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
Master of Arts
Dissertation year
2016.
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Department of Linguistics and English Language
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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A corpus-based comparison of the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List, Jacob Andrew Newman
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Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-42)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 42 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn975969930
Label
A corpus-based comparison of the Academic Word List and the Academic Vocabulary List, Jacob Andrew Newman
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-42)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 42 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn975969930

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