By Magali Paquot
Educational vocabulary is in style, as witnessed by means of the expanding variety of textbooks released at the subject. within the first a part of educational Vocabulary in Learner Writing, Magali Paquot scrutinizes the concept that of ̀academic vocabulary' and proposes a corpus-driven technique in line with the standards of keyness, diversity and evenness of distribution to pick educational phrases which may be a part of a common-core academic vocabulary syllabus. within the moment a part of the publication, Paquot deals a radical research of educational vocabulary within the foreign Corpus of Learner English (ICLE) and describes the criteria that account for inexperienced persons' problems in educational writing. She then makes a speciality of the function of corpora, and extra really learner corpora, in EAP fabric layout. it's the first monograph during which Granger's (1996) Contrastive Interlanguage research is used to check 10 ICLE learner sub-corpora. Linguistic gains which are shared via novices from a variety of mother-tongue backgrounds are highlighted, in addition to targeted beneficial properties that could be transfer-related. --Book Jacket. Read more...
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Extra info for Academic vocabulary in learner writing : from extraction to analysis
LOCNESS totals 323,304 words and consists of argumentative and literary essays written by British A-level students (60,209 words), British university students (95,695 words) and American university students (168,400 words) (see Granger, 1996a; 1998a for further details). The part used for this study consists of argumentative essays written by university students and totals 168,593 words. Argumentative essay titles include, among others, ‘The death penalty’, ‘Euthanasia’, ‘Fox hunting’, ‘The National Lottery’, ‘Nuclear power’, ‘Crime does not pay’ and ‘Money is the root of all evil’.
G. g. g. Major, 2006). 5 million words. The Academic Corpus includes journal articles, chapters from university textbooks and laboratory manuals. It is divided into four sub-corpora of approximately 875,000 words representing broad academic disciplines: arts, commerce, law and science. 1. 1 Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing Composition of the Academic Corpus (Coxhead 2000: 220) Running words Texts Subject areas Arts 883,214 122 education; history; psychology; politics; psychology; sociology Commerce 879,547 107 accounting; economics; finance; industrial relations; management; marketing; public policy Law 874,723 72 constitutional law; criminal law; family law and medico-legal; international law; pure commercial law; quasi-commercial law; rights and remedies Science 875,846 113 biology; chemistry; computer science; geography; geology; mathematics; physics 3,513,330 414 Total Like the General Service List, the Academic Word List is made up of word families.
It is across this dividing line that ‘we tend to see the clearest discoursal variation and rhetorical distinctiveness’ (Hyland, 2009: 63). There seem to be good reasons for taking knowledge domains as the point of departure for identifying potential academic words. 2, two corpora were compiled from the MC and the B-BNC: a corpus of professional ‘soft science’ (ProfSS) and a corpus of professional ‘hard science’ (ProfHS). Two corpora of student writing were also used: part of the Louvain Corpus of Native Speaker Essays (LOCNESS) and a selection of texts from the British Academic Written English (BAWE) Pilot Corpus.
Academic vocabulary in learner writing : from extraction to analysis by Magali Paquot