ERIC Number: EJ296720
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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How Many Words are There in Printed School English?
Nagy, William E.; Anderson, Richard C.
Reading Research Quarterly, v19 n3 p304-30 Spr 1984
Concludes that there are about 88,500 words in printed school English and that even systematic direct vocabulary instruction could not account for a significant proportion of all the words children actually learn, nor cover more than a modest proportion of the words they will encounter in school reading materials. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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