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ERIC Number: EJ474555
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0264-2425
What Vocabulary Size Is Needed to Read Unsimplified Texts for Pleasure?
Hirsh, David; Nation, Paul
Reading in a Foreign Language, v8 n2 p689-96 Spr 1992
The types of vocabulary in three short novels were analyzed to determine the text coverage of the most frequent 2,000 words of English, and the vocabulary needed to gain 97-98% coverage of the running words in each text. It was found that a 5,000-word vocabulary was necessary for adequate coverage in pleasure reading. (Contains nine references.) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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