Bibliography

The following reading lists are selective and grouped according to the different parts of the course. If you need more references, try Paul Nation's classified bibliography at the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, website.

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Overviews

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Coady, J. (1997) L2 vocabulary acquisition: a synthesis of the research. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 273-290.

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Hill, M.M. (forthcoming) Harsh Words: English Words for Chinese Learners. Hong Kong University Press.

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McCarthy, M. (1990) Vocabulary. Oxford University Press.

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Nation, I.S.P. (2001) Learning Vocabulary in another Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Nation, I.S.P. (2003) Vocabulary. In D. Nunan (ed.) Practical English Language Teaching. New York: McGraw Hill, pp. 129-152.

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Schmitt, N (2000) Vocabulary in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Collections of papers

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Carter, R. & McCarthy, M., eds. (1988) Vocabulary and language teaching. London: Longman.

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Coady, J. and Huckin, T., eds. (1997) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Schmitt, N. & McCarthy, M., eds. (1997) Vocabulary : description, acquisition and pedagogy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Part one: Building blocks

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Bauer, L. & Nation, I.S.P. (1993) Word families. International Journal of Lexicography, 6, 253-279.

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Carter, R. (1998) Vocabulary: Applied Linguistic Perspectives. London: Routledge.

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Fischer, R. (1996) Lexical change in present-day English: a corpus-based study of the motivation, institutionalization, and productivity of creative neologisms. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag.

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Plag, I. (2003) Word-formation in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Part two: Size and frequency

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[Schmitt, 2000, Chapter 1; Nation, 2001: Chapter 1]

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Coxhead, A. (2000) A New Academic Word List. TESOL Quarterly, 34:2, 213-218.

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Goulden, R., Nation, P. and Read, J (1990) How large can a receptive vocabulary be? Applied Linguistics, 11:4, 341-363.

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Laufer, B. (1991) How much lexis is necessary for reading comprehension? In H Bejoint and P Arnaud (eds.) Vocabulary and Applied Linguistics. London: Macmillan, pp. 126-132.

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Laufer, B. and Nation, P. (1993) Vocabulary Size and Use: Lexical Richness in L2 Written Production. Applied Linguistics, 16:3, 307 ?322.

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Leech, G., Rayson, P. & Wilson, A. (2001) Word frequencies in written and spoken English. London: Longman.

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Littlewood, W. and Liu, N.F. (1996) Hong Kong Students and their English. Hong Kong: Macmillan.

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McEnery, T. & Wilson, A. (2001) Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press.

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Nation, I.S.P. (1993) Using dictionaries to estimate vocabulary size: essential, but rarely followed, procedures. Language Testing, 10, 27-40.

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Sinclair, J. (1991) Corpus, Concordance, Collocation. Oxford University Press.

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Part three: Knowing words

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[Schmitt, 2000, Chapters 3-4; Nation, 2001: Chapter 2]

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Aitchison, J. (1987). Words in the Mind. Oxford: Blackwell.

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Corson, D.J. (1995) Using English Words. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Ellis, N.C. (1994) Vocabulary Acquisition: The Implicit Ins and Outs of Explicit Cognitive Mediation. In N.C. Ellis (ed.) Implicit and Explicit Learning of Languages, London: Academic Press, pp. 211-282.

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Henriksen, B. (1990) Three dimensions of vocabulary development. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 21:2, 303-317.

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Levelt, W.J.M. (1992) Accessing words in speech production: stages, processes and representations. Cognition, 42, 1-22.

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Meara, P. (1996) The dimensions of lexical competence. In G. Brown, et al., (eds.) Performance and Competence in Second Language Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 35-53.

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Part four: Learning vocabulary

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[Schmitt, 2000, Chapter 7; Nation, 2001, Chapters 7 & 8]

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Coady, J. (1997) L2 vocabulary acquisition through extensive reading. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 225-237.

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Gu, P.Y. (2003) Fine brush and freehand: the vocabulary-learning art of two successful Chinese EFL learners. TESOL Quarterly, 37:1, 73-104.

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Hulstijn, J. (1997) Mnemonic methods in foreign language vocabulary learning; theoretical considerations and pedagogical implications. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 203-224.

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Laufer, B. (1997) The lexical plight in second language reading: words you don¹t know, words you think you know, and words you can¹t guess. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 20-34.

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Schmitt, N. (1997) Vocabulary learning strategies. In N. Schmitt & M. McCarthy (Eds.) Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 199-227.

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Schmitt, N. (1998) Tracking the incremental acquisition of second language vocabulary; a longitudinal study. Language Learning, 48:2, 281-387.

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Part five: Teaching vocabulary

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[Schmitt, 2000, Chapter 8; Nation, 2001, Chapter 11]

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Krashen, S.D. (1981) Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning. Oxford: Pergamon. (Internet edition)

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Lewis, M. (1997) Pedagogical implications of the lexical approach. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 255-270.

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Nation, I.S.P. (2003) Vocabulary. In D. Nunan (ed.) Practical English Language Teaching. New York: McGraw Hill, pp. 129-152.

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O'Dell, F. (1997) Incorporating vocabulary into the syllabus. In N. Schmitt & M. McCarthy (eds.) Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.258-278.

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Zimmerman, C.B. (1997) Historical trends in second language vocabulary instruction. In J. Coady and T. Huckin (eds.) Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 5-19.

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Corpus linguistics

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Leech, G., Rayson, P. & Wilson, A. (2001) Word frequencies in written and spoken English. London: Longman.

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McEnery, T. & Wilson, A. (2001) Corpus Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press.

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Sinclair, J. (1991) Corpus, Concordance, Collocation. Oxford University Press.

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Pedagogical dictionaries

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Cowie, A.P. (1999) English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: a History. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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Rizo-Rodríguez, A. (2004) Current lexicographical tools in EFL: monolingual resources for the advanced learner. Language Teaching, 37, 29-46.