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ERIC Number: EJ1021282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Preparing Business Vocabulary for the ESP Classroom
Tangpijaikul, Montri
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v45 n1 p51-65 Apr 2014
This research combines corpus-based and intuition-based approaches in developing a list of important words in business news that Thai learners of business English need to know. The Thai corpus of English for Business and Economic News (Thai-EBEN) has been compiled from English business news articles in the Thai press. A computer concordancing program was used to identify keywords in the corpus. The keywords are lemmatized and words irrelevant to business and economic activities weeded out using lexical profiling and a rating scale approach conducted by expert inter-raters. Ideas on how the derived keywords can be incorporated into vocabulary exercises are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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