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Lexical Facility and IELTS Performance

  • Michael Harrington
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Abstract

This chapter presents the third of seven studies examining lexical facility as a second language vocabulary construct. Study 3 examines the sensitivity of the lexical facility measures (VKsize, mnRT, and CV) to score differences across five adjacent IELTS bands (5–7). The data were obtained from students in an Australian university foundation-year program.

References

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  2. Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). How big is “big”? Interpreting effect sizes in L2 research. Language Learning, 64, 878–912. doi: 10.1111/lang. 12079.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Harrington
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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