Key issues in measuring vocabulary knowledge

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dc.contributor.editor Webb, S 2022-05-04T03:27:03Z 2022-05-04T03:27:03Z 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation (2019). In Webb, S. (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of vocabulary studies (pp. 545-560). Routledge.
dc.description.abstract This chapter focuses on issues related to testing knowledge of individual words in a second language. It begins with a discussion of the distinction between size and levels tests, as part of a broader consideration of the purposes for assessing vocabulary knowledge. It then covers several key issues in the design of vocabulary tests: the choice between selected- and constructed-response test formats; the role of L1 in testing L2 words; the effects of cognates as target L2 vocabulary items; the impact of guessing behavior on test performance; and procedures for validating vocabulary tests. Looking to future trends, the author points to the need for more attention to oral (or listening) vocabulary, and further exploration of speed of access to vocabulary knowledge as a component of lexical proficiency.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.ispartof The Routledge handbook of vocabulary studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics
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dc.subject Language acquisition
dc.title Key issues in measuring vocabulary knowledge
dc.type Book Item
pubs.begin-page 545 2022-04-14T03:51:02Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Informa UK Limited en
pubs.end-page 560 Abingdon, Oxon, UK
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.elements-id 785550 Arts Cultures, Languages & Linguist App Lang Studies & Linguistics
pubs.number 34
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-04-14 2019-07

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