Size as a Dimension of L2 Vocabulary Skill

  • Michael Harrington


This chapter examines vocabulary size as a dimension of second language (L2) vocabulary skill. The vocabulary size research literature is introduced and research methods used to study it are described. The use of frequency statistics to estimate vocabulary size is introduced and the relationship of vocabulary size measures to L2 performance is explained.


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  • Michael Harrington
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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