Vocabulary Size and Use: Lexical Richness in L2 Written Production
Batia Laufer, Paul Nation
Applied Linguistics Volume 16, Number 3, ISSN 0142-6001
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 students indicated that LFP scores were comparable to scores on other vocabulary measures. (14 references) (MDM)
Laufer, B. & Nation, P. (1995). Vocabulary Size and Use: Lexical Richness in L2 Written Production. Applied Linguistics, 16(3), 307. Retrieved March 26, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/79856/.
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