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Applied Linguistics Vol. 16, No. 3 (1995) pp. 307–22
This study proposes a new measure of lexical richness, the Lexical Frequency Profile (LFP), which looks at the proportion of high-frequency general service and academic words in learners' writing. The results of a study involving 65 second-language...
Language Teaching Vol. 47, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 398–403
The English Language Institute (now the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies) at Victoria University of Wellington has a long history of corpus-based vocabulary research, especially after the arrival of the second director of the...
Reading in a Foreign Language Vol. 12, No. 2 (1999) pp. 355–80
Examines the potential for vocabulary learning using a corpus of 42 grade readers from one series of graded readers (seven at each of six levels in the series). It was found that in order to have 95% coverage of the running words at a level in the...