Researching and Analyzing Vocabulary

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Written for researchers and graduate students in the field of vocabulary studies, Researching and Analyzing Vocabulary covers a wide range of vocabulary research topics that include experimental, qualitative, and corpus-based work. The study of vocabulary has direct implications for teaching and learning while enhancing student knowledge of research practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111071189
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,209,541
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments and Credits xi

Deliberate Vocabulary Learning

Chapter 1 Examining Vocabulary Teaching Techniques 1

Chapter 2 Learning Vocabulary from Word Cards: Paired-Associate Learning 29

Chapter 3 Learning Vocabulary Using the Keyword Technique and Word Parts 45

Chapter 4 Designing and Using Learners' Dictionaries 59

Incidental Vocabulary Learning

Chapter 5 Guessing Word Meaning from Context Clues 77

Chapter 6 Incidental Vocabulary Learning from Reading 95

Chapter 7 Vocabulary Learning through Output 119

Corpus-based Research

Chapter 8 Making and Using Word Lists 131

Chapter 9 Analyzing Vocabulary Load and Opportunities for Learning 157

Chapter 10 Researching Multiword Units 175

Testing Vocabulary Knowledge

Chapter 11 Measuring Vocabulary Size 195

Chapter 12 Measuring Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge 223

Chapter 13 Measuring Lexical Richness 245

Chapter 14 Issues in Researching and Analyzing Vocabulary

14.1 Nonsense Words 265

14.2 Pilot Testing 269

14.3 LI Compared with L2 Definitions 271

14.4 The Effect of Time-on-Task on Vocabulary Learning 273

14.5 Pre-Tests, Post-Tests, and Delayed Post-Tests 276

14.6 The Use of More Than One Test of the Same Words 281

14.7 Multiple-Choice Vocabulary Tests 185

14.8 Using Vocabulary Tests that Do Not Require Demonstration of Knowledge 295

14.9 Using a Scale to Measure Vocabulary Knowledge 297

14.10 Ethical Issues in Research with a Vocabulary Focus 300

14.11 Sensitive Measures Of Vocabulary Knowledge 303

14.12 Intentional and Incidental Vocabulary Learning 307

14.13 Internal, External, And Ecological Validity 310

14.14 Controlling for Word Difficulty 314

14.15 Measuring Vocabulary Gains in a Treatment: Achievement or Proficiency Measures? 316

Appendix 1 Tasks Analyzed Using Technique Feature Analysis and Involvement Load 317

Appendix 2 Descriptions and Examples of the Activities 321

References 325

Author Index 345

Subject Index 351

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