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ERIC Number: EJ437308
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4111
Toward a Meaningful Definition of Vocabulary Size.
D'Anna, Catherine A.; And Others
Journal of Reading Behavior, v23 n1 p109-22 1991
Argues that many studies using dictionary-sampling methods to estimate vocabulary size are misleading (generally too high) principally because the definition of a word is too liberal. Finds that the average number of different words known by a college student is 16,785. (MG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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