publication . Article . 2016

EFL Textbooks for Young Learners: A Comparative Analysis of Vocabulary.

Nordlund, Marie;
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  • Published: 04 Mar 2016 Journal: Education Inquiry, volume 7, page 27,764 (eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This article reports the findings of a comparative analysis of two English teaching course book series which are widely used in school years 4–6 in Sweden:  Good Stuff and  New Champion . The analysis comprises comparisons of the vocabulary component in the teaching materials and examines the extent to which words – adjectives, nouns and verbs – recur in the books, whether there is a common core of words in the two series and, finally, whether vocabulary in the two teaching materials corresponds with accepted measures of English high-frequency words. The study shows that variation in vocabulary is considerable in individual books, within a series and between the...
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free text keywords: Second-language acquisition, Word lists by frequency, Vocabulary development, Psychology, Corpus linguistics, Vocabulary, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Linguistics, Noun, Computational linguistics, Citation, vocabulary learning; teaching materials; corpus linguistics; second language acquisition; word frequencies
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publication . Article . 2016

EFL Textbooks for Young Learners: A Comparative Analysis of Vocabulary.

Nordlund, Marie;