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Exploring EFL learners' lexical competence: What numbers tell us about words


Pavičić Takač, Višnja; Buljan, Gabrijela
Exploring EFL learners' lexical competence: What numbers tell us about words // Applied Linguistics Research and Methodology: Proceedings from the 2015 CALS Conference / Cergol Kovačević, Kristina ; Udier, Sanda Lucija (ur.).
Frankfurt am Mein: Peter Lang, 2017. str. 55-70 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Exploring EFL learners' lexical competence: What numbers tell us about words

Autori
Pavičić Takač, Višnja ; Buljan, Gabrijela

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Applied Linguistics Research and Methodology: Proceedings from the 2015 CALS Conference / Cergol Kovačević, Kristina ; Udier, Sanda Lucija - Frankfurt am Mein : Peter Lang, 2017, 55-70

ISBN
978-3-631-71723-3

Skup
Metodologija i primjena lingvističkih istraživanja

Mjesto i datum
Zadar, Hrvatska, 24.-26.04.2015.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Lexical competence, lexical diversity, lexical density, lexical sophistication, lexical error

Sažetak
An important finding of research on the lexical aspect of second language acquisition is that lexical competence is multidimensional. It encompasses several aspects of knowledge and can be described in terms of separate (listing and describing all aspects and dimensions of lexical knowledge) or global traits models (describing only a few critical dimensions). Starting from Housen Bulté Pierrard and Van Daele’s (2008) theoretical conceptualisation of lexical proficiency, i.e. its declarative component, and Read’s (2000) definition of lexical richness, this study explores how well various lexical measures portray EFL learners’ productive lexical proficiency. The declarative component of lexical competence includes the constructs of size, width and depth of lexical knowledge, which are inferred from the following lower-order constructs: lexical diversity (the number of different words used), lexical density or productivity (the percentage of content words), lexical sophistication (the proportion of low-frequency words) and lexical errors. To answer the research questions, 100 essays written by B2 EFL learners are analysed. The paper presents and discusses the results of statistical analyses used to explore the relationship between ‘the numbers’ (i.e. various linguistic measures) and a more impressionistic, holistic evaluation of lexical competence conducted by trained raters.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek