ERIC Number: EJ527840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Defining a Minimal Receptive Second-Language Vocabulary for Non-native University Students: An Empirical Investigation.
Hazenberg, Suzanne; Hulstijn, Jan H.
Applied Linguistics, v17 n2 p145-63 Jun 1996
Investigates how many words of the Dutch language, and which words, an adult nonnative speaker must know receptively in order to understand first-year university reading materials. Assessment of the representativeness of a list of 23,550 words and administration of a 140-item multiple-choice vocabulary test indicated that a minimum of 10,000 base words is needed for university studies. (53 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands