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Title: Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
Written By: James Milton
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

Measuring Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition provides an examination of
the background to testing vocabulary knowledge in a second language and in
particular considers the effect that word frequency and lexical coverage
have on learning and communication in a foreign language. It examines the
tools we have for assessing the various facets of vocabulary knowledge such
as aural and written word recognition, the link with word meaning, and
vocabulary depth. These are illustrated and the scores they produce are
demonstrated to provide normative data. Vocabulary acquisition from course
books and in the classroom in examined, as is vocabulary uptake from
informal tasks. This book ties scores on tests of vocabulary breadth to
performance on standard foreign language examinations and on hierarchies of
communicative performance such as the CEFR.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692087
ISBN-13: 9781847692085
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 129.95
U.S. $ 69.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692079
ISBN-13: 9781847692078
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
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