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Title: Modelling and Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge
Edited By: HelmutMichaelDaller
Series Title: Cambridge Applied Linguistics
Description:

Over the last 20 years vocabulary research has grown from a Cinderella
subject in foreign language teaching and research to a position of some
importance. Vocabulary is now considered integral to just about every
aspect of language knowledge. With this development have come standard and
widely-used tests, such as vocabulary size and lexical richness measures,
and very commonly accepted metaphors, such as the mental lexicon as a web
of words. Less widely known outside academic circles, however, is the
extensive work on learners' lexis and the utility, reliability and validity
of the tests we use to measure and investigate it. Vocabulary is a lively
and vital area of research and innovation. This volume brings together
contributions from internationally-renowned researchers in this field to
explain much of the background to study in this area. It introduces to a
wider audience the concerns, the new approaches and the most recent
developments in the field of vocabulary research and testing.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521878519
ISBN-13: 9780521878517
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S.$ 100.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521703271
ISBN-13: 9780521703277
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S.$ 41.00