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Vocabulary and reading

How much vocabulary is needed for reading?

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Laufer, B. (1992) How much lexis is necessary for reading comprehension? In Arnaud and Bejoint: 126-132. [14.1]

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Laufer, B. and Sim, D.D. (1985) Measuring and explaining the reading threshold needed for English for academic purposes texts. Foreign Language Annals 18, 5: 405-411. [14.1]

Meara, P. (1993) Tintin and the world service: a look at lexical environments. IATEFL 1993 Annual Conference Report : 32-37. [14.1]

Nation, I.S.P. and Coady, J. (1988) Vocabulary and reading. In Carter and McCarthy: 97-110. [14.1]

Ostyn, P. and Godin, P. (1985) RALEX: an alternative approach to language teaching. Modern Language Journal 69, 4: 346-355. [14.1]

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Ward, J. (1999) How large a vocabulary do EAP Engineering students need? Reading in a Foreign Language 12, 2: 309-323. [14.1]

Vocabulary knowledge helps reading, preteaching

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Beck, I.L., Perfetti, C.A. and McKeown, M.G. (1982) The effects of long-term vocabulary instruction on lexical access and reading comprehension. Journal of Educational Psychology 74: 506-521. [14.2]

Chall, J.S. (1987) Two vocabularies for reading: recognition and meaning. In McKeown and Curtis: 7-17. [14.2]

Coady, J. (1979) A psycholinguistic model of the ESL reader. In R. Mackay et al (eds) Reading in a Second Language Newbury House, Rowley, Massachusetts: 5-12. [14.2]

Coady, J., Magoto, J., Hubbard, P., Graney, J. and Mokhtari, K. (1993) High frequency vocabulary and reading proficiency in ESL readers. In Huckin, Haynes and Coady: 217-228. [14.2]

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Dale, E. (1956) The problem of vocabulary in reading. Educational Research Bulletin 25: 113-123. [14.2]

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Davis, F.B. (1968) Research in comprehension in reading. Reading Research Quarterly 4: 499-545. [14.2]

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Draper, A.G. and Moeller, G.H. (1971) I/we think with words. Phi Delta Kappan 52, 8: 482-484. [14.2]

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Dubin, F. (1989) The odd couple: reading and vocabulary. ELT Journal 43, 4: 283-287. [14.2]

Elivian, J. (1938) Word perception and word meaning in student reading in the intermediate grades. Education 59: 1-56. [14.2]

Finn, P.J. (1977-78) Word frequency, information theory, and cloze performance: a transfer theory of processing in reading. Reading Research Quarterly 13: 508-537. [14.2]

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Graves, M.F. (1986) Vocabulary learning and instruction. Review of Research in Education 13: 49-89. [14.2]

Graves, M.F., Boettcher, J.A. and Peacock, J.L. (1980) Word frequency as a predictor of students' reading vocabularies. Journal of Reading Behavior 12, 2: 117-127. [14.2]

Graves, M.F., Ryder, R.J. and Slater, W.H. (1983) Family frequency as a predictor of word knowledge. In Niles and Harris. [14.2]

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Harris, A.J. and Jacobson, M.D. (1972) . Basic Elementary Reading Vocabularies Macmillan, New York. [14.2]

Hubbard, P., Coady, J., Graney, J., Mokhtari, K., Magoto, J. (1986) Report on a pilot study of the relationship of high frequency vocabulary knowledge and reading proficiency in ESL readers. Ohio University Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching 8: 48-57. [14.2]

Huckin, T., Haynes, M. and Coady, J. (eds) (1993) . Second Language Reading and Vocabulary Ablex, Norwood, N.J.. [14.2]

Hulstijn, J.H. (1988) Experiments with semi-artificial input in second language acquisition research. In B. Hammarberg (ed) Language Learning and Learner Language. Papers from a Conference held in Stockholm and bo 17-18 October, 1988. Scandinavian Working Papers on Bilingualism (issued from the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, University of Stockholm), 8: 28-40. [14.2]

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Jenkins, J.R., Matlock, B. and Slocum, T.A. (1989) Two approaches to vocabulary instruction: the teaching of individual word meanings and practice in deriving word meanings from context. Reading Research Quarterly 24, 2: 215-235. [14.2]

Johnson, D. and Pearson, P.D. (1984) . Teaching Reading Vocabulary Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York. [14.2]

Johnson, P. (1982) Effects on reading comprehension of building background knowledge. TESOL Quarterly 16, 4: 503-516. [14.2]

Johnson, P. (1981) Effects on reading comprehension of language complexity and cultural background of a text. TESOL Quarterly 15, 2: 169-181. [14.2]

Kameenui, E.J., Carnine, D.C. and Freschi, R. (1982) Effects of text construction and instructional procedures for teaching word meanings on comprehension and recall. Reading Research Quarterly 17, 3: 367-388. [14.2]

King, J.K., Holley, F.M. and Weber, B. (1975) A new reading. In Perspective: a New Freedom, ACTFL Review 7: 169-217. [14.2]

Laufer, B. (1987) Teaching vocabulary: the lexical perspective of reading comprehension. English Teachers' Journal (Israel) 35: 58-67. [14.2]

McKeown, M.G., Beck, I.L., Omanson, R.C. and Perfetti, C. (1983) The effects of long-term vocabulary instruction on reading comprehension: a replication. Journal of Reading Behavior 15, 1: 3-18. [14.2]

Mezynski, K. (1983) Issues concerning the acquisition of knowledge: effects of vocabulary training on reading comprehension. Review of Educational Research 53, 2: 253-279. [14.2]

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Ryder, R.J. and Graves, M.F. (1994) Vocabulary instruction presented prior to reading in two basal readers. The Elementary School Journal 95, 2: 139-153. [14.2]

Ryder, R.J. and Hughes, M. (1985) The effect on text comprehension of word frequency. Journal of Educational Research 78, 5: 286-291. [14.2]

Schachter, W.S. (1979) An investigation of the effects of vocabulary instruction and schemata orientation upon reading comprehension. Dissertation Abstracts International 39: A7303. [14.2]

Schouten-van Parreren, C. (1991) Reading and vocabulary learning. Paper presented at the Vocabulary Acquisition in L2 Symposium at the University of Malaga, December 1991. [14.2]

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Stahl, S.A. (1990) Beyond the instrumentalist hypothesis: some relationships between word meanings and comprehension. Technical report no. 505 of the Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [14.2]

Stahl, S.A. (1983) Differential word knowledge and reading comprehension. Journal of Reading Behaviour 15, 4: 33-50. [14.2]

Stahl, S.A. and Fairbanks, M.M. (1986) The effects of vocabulary instruction: a model-based meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research 56, 1: 72-110. [14.2]

Stahl, S.A. and Jacobson, M.G. (1986) Vocabulary difficulty, prior knowledge, and text comprehension. Journal of Reading Behavior 18, 4: 309-323. [14.2]

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Thorndike, R.L. (1973) Reading as reasoning. Reading Research Quarterly 9: 135-147. [14.2]

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Learning vocabulary through reading

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Extensive reading

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