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Learning and Dealing with Vocabulary in Specialised Texts

Akirov, A. and Salager, F. (1985) Difficulty analysis and reading comprehension: an experimental study with Venezuelan science students. English for Specific Purposes (Oregon State University) 94: 8-11. [10.1]

Anderson, J.I. (1980) The lexical difficulties of English medical discourse for Egyptian students. English for Specific Purposes (Oregon State University) 37: 4. [10.1]

Barnard, H. (1972) . Advanced English Vocabulary Newbury House, Massachusetts. [10.1]

Barnard, H. (1971) . Teachers' Book For Advanced English Vocabulary Newbury House, Massachusetts. [10.1]

Carlisle, J.F., Fleming, J.E. and Gudbrandsen, B. (2000) Incidental word learning in science classes. Contemporary Educational Psychology 25: 184-211. [10.1]

Drake, R.M. (1940) The effect of teaching the vocabulary of algebra. Journal of Educational Research 33, 8: 601-610. [10.1]

Dresher, R. (1934) Training in mathematics vocabulary. Educational Research Bulletin 13, 8: 201-204. [10.1]

Durkin, K., Crowther, R., Shire, B., Riem, R. and Nash P. (1985) Polysemy in mathematical and musical education. Applied Linguistics 6, 2: 147-161. [10.1]

Edwards, P.J. (1974) Teaching specialist English (with special reference to nurses and midwives in Nigeria). ELT Journal 28, 3: 247-252. [10.1]

Farid, A. (1985) . A Vocabulary Workbook Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs. [10.1]

Laufer, B. (1987) A case for vocabulary in EAP reading comprehension materials. In A.M.Cornu et al. (eds) Beads or Bracelet? How do we approach ESP? Oxford University Press, Oxford: 284-291. [10.1]

Lessard-Clouston, M. (1996) Vocabulary acquisition in an academic discipline: ESL learners and theology. Paper presented at AILA 1996 in Jyvaskyla, Finland. [10.1]

Martin, A.V. (1976) Teaching academic vocabulary to foreign graduate students. TESOL Quarterly 10, 1: 91-97. [10.1]

McKay, S. (1982) . Verbs for a Specific Purpose Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs. [10.1]

Palmberg, R. (1993) Survival Finnish for foreign tourists. In B. Hammarberg (ed) Proceedings. [10.1]

Parry, K. (1993) Too many words: learning the vocabulary of an academic subject. In Huckin, Haynes and Coady: 109-129. [10.1]

Ramsay, J.W. (1981) Vocabulary preparation for reading in the content area. In J. C. Fisher, M. A. Clarke and J. Schachter (eds) On TESOL '80 TESOL,
Washington: 214-225. [10.1]

Ringbom, H. (1998) Vocabulary frequencies in advanced learner English. In S. Granger (ed) Learner English on Computer Longman, London: 41-52. [10.1]

Scarcella, R. and Zimmerman, C. (1998) Academic words and gender. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 20: 27-49. [10.1]

Valcourt, G. and Wells, L. (1999) . Mastery: A Univerity Word List Reader University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. [10.1]

Warkentein, E. (1982) Is this a hammer which I see before me? Teaching technical vocabulary. TESL Talk 13, 3: 155-159. [10.1]

West, M. (1968) Factual English. ELT Journal 12, 4: 121-131. [10.1]

West, M. (1956) The gap: The problem of the approach to technical and scientific writing. ELT Journal 10, 4: 153-157. [10.1]

Yorkey, R. (1981) . Checklists for Vocabulary Study Longman, New York. [10.1]

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Vocabulary in Specialised Texts

Ahmed, K., Davies, A., Fulford, H. and Rogers, M. (1994) What is a term? The semi-automatic extraction of terms from text. In M. Snell-Hornby, F. Dochhacker and F. Kaindl (eds.) Translation Studies - An Interdiscipline. John Benjamins, Amsterdam: 267-278. [10.2]

Baker, M. (1988) Sub-technical vocabulary and the ESP teacher: an analysis of some rhetorical items in medical journal articles. Reading in a Foreign Language 4, 2: 91-105. [10.2]

Barber, C.L. (1962) Some measurable characteristics of modern scientific prose. In Contributions to English Syntax and Philology Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Goteburg: 21-43. [10.2]

Becka, J.V. (1972) The lexical composition of specialized texts and its quantitative aspect. Prague Studies in Mathematical Linguistics 4: 47-64. [10.2]

Booth, A.D. (1967) A `law' of occurrences for words of low frequency. Information and Control 10: 386-393. [10.2]

Bruce, N.J. (ed) (1985) Newsletter: English for medical paramedical purposes. The Medical Study Skills Division, Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University. 2, 2. [10.2]

Burd, W.C. and Morrison, D.M. (no date) Lexicographic correlation of documents. Unpublished manuscript. [10.2]

Carroll, J.M. and Roeloffs, R. (Jul 1969) Computer selection of keywords using word-frequency analysis. American Documentation : 227-233. [10.2]

Cohen, A.D., Glasman, H., Rosenbaum-Cohen, P.R., Ferrara, J. and Fine, J. (1988) Reading English for specialised purposes: discourse analysis and the use of student informants. In P. Carrell, J. Devine and D.E. Eskey (eds) Interactive Approaches to Second Language Reading Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 152-167. [10.2]

Corson, D.J. (1995) . Using English Words Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. [10.2]

Cowan, J.R. (1974) Lexical and syntactic research for the design of EFL reading materials. TESOL Quarterly 8, 4: 389-400. [10.2]

Godman, A. and Payne, E.M.F. (1981) A taxonomic approach to the lexis of science. English for Academic & Technical Purposes: Studies in Honor of Louis Trimble Newbury House, Rowley: 23-39. [10.2]

Henry, A. and Roseberry, R. (1995) Strategies for selecting EAP vocabulary. ESP Malaysia 3, 2: 166-185. [10.2]

Higgins, J.J. (1966) Hard facts. ELT Journal 21, 1: 55-60. [10.2]

Johansson, S. (1978) . Some aspects of the vocabulary of learned and scientific English Gothenburg Studies in English, Acta Universitas Gothoburgensis: 42. [10.2]

Li Aiqun (1983) Low frequency words in scientific writing. Unpublished paper. [10.2]

Maeda, J. (1998) An examination of the vocabulary load in three reading textbooks. The Journal of Tokyo International University 19: 119-129. [10.2]

Meyer, P.G. (1990) Non-technical vocabulary in technical language. Paper delivered at AILA congress in Thessalonika. . [10.2]

Nation, I.S.P. and Hwang K. (1995) Where would general service vocabulary stop and special purposes vocabulary begin? System 23, 1: 35-41. [10.2]

Puangmali, S. (1976) A study of engineering English vocabulary. RELC Journal 7, 1: 40-52. [10.2]

Rumszewicz, W. (1967) On contemporary dramatic and scientific English. Uniwersytet im. Adama Michkiewicza w Poznaniu Glottodidactica II: 71-83. [10.2]

Salager, F. (1984) The English of medical literature research project. English for Specific Purposes, Oregon State University 87: 5-7. [10.2]

Salager, F. (1983) The lexis of fundamental medical English: classificatory framework and rhetorical function (a statistical approach). Reading in a Foreign Language 1, 1: 54-64. [10.2]

Stein, G. (1979) Nuclear Energy: Reflections on the structure of its vocabulary. Poetica 10: 27-52. [10.2]

Strevens, P. (1973) Technical, technological, and Scientific English. ELT Journal 27, 3: 223-234. [10.2]

Sutarsyah, C., Nation, P. and Kennedy, G. (1994) How useful is EAP vocabulary for ESP? A corpus based study. RELC Journal 25, 2: 34-50. [10.2]

Trimble, L. (1985) . English for Science and Technology: a Discourse Approach Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [10.2]

Wilson, D. (1988) Vocabulary for business. EFL Gazette August. [10.2]

Yang H. (1986) A new technique for identifying scientific/technical terms and describing science texts. Literary and Linguistic Computing 1, 2: 93-103. [10.2]

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Specialised Vocabulary Lists

Barr, A.S. and Gifford, C.W. (1929) The vocabulary of American history. Journal of Educational Research 20, 2: 103-121. [10.3]

Campion, M.E. and Elley, W.B. (1971) . An academic vocabulary list NZCER, Wellington. [10.3]

Cassels, J.R.T. and Johnstone, A.H. (1985) . Words that matter in science: a report of a research exercise The Royal Society of Chemistry, London. [10.3]

Coxhead, A. (2000) A new academic word list. TESOL Quarterly 34, 2: 213-238. [10.3]

Coxhead, A. (1998) . An Academic Word List Occasional Publication Number 18, LALS, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. [10.3]

Crabbe, D. and Nation, P. (1991) A survival language learning syllabus for foreign travel. System 19, 3: 191-201. [10.3]

Davies, A. (1993) Simply defining: constructing a dictionary of language testing. In Tickoo (ed): 101-113. [10.3]

Farrell, P. (1990) . Vocabulary in ESP: a lexical analysis of the English of electronics and a study of semi-technical vocabulary CLCS Occasional Paper No. 25 Trinity College. [10.3]

Flood, W.E. (1957) . The problem of vocabulary in the popularization of science University of Birmingham, Institute of Education. [10.3]

Flood, W.E. and West, M.P. (1950) A limited vocabulary for scientific and technical ideas. ELT Journal 4, 4&5: l04-108 & l28-137. [10.3]

Ghadessy, M. (1991) Vocabulary of written business communication: matching the situational factors with the linguistic features. Unpublished MS. [10.3]

Ghadessy, M. (1979) Frequency counts, word lists, and materials preparation: a new approach. English Teaching Forum 17, 1: 24-27. [10.3]

Kennon, L.H.V. (1926) Appendix A, B, C in tests of literary vocabulary for teachers of English. Teachers College, Columbia University, Contributions in Education. No. 223: 37-57. [10.3]

Lessard-Clouston, M. (1999) Academic lectures as lexical environments: analyzing specialised vocabulary use. Paper delivered at Second language Research Forum, University of Minnesota. [10.3]

Lynn, R.W. (1973) Preparing word lists: a suggested method. RELC Journal 4, 1: 25-32. [10.3]

Praninskas, J. (1972) . American University Word List Longman, London. [10.3]

Taylor, C.V. (1979) . The English of High School Text Books ERDC Report No.18, Australian Govt.. [10.3]

Xue Guoyi and Nation, I.S.P. (1984) A university word list. Language Learning and Communication 3, 2: 215-229. [10.3]

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