A concise dictionary of Middle English by A. L. Mayhew, Walter W. Skeat

By A. L. Mayhew, Walter W. Skeat

A Concise Dictionary of center English From A.D. 1150 To 1580.

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Our longitudinal results also support the argument raised by Meara (2005) that the 2,000-word frequency band might not be sensitive to estimating vocabulary size, and in the case of our research able to provide information on longitudinal change. 3, after an eightmonth interval (see appendix 3). 6, both groups made substantial improvements between the onset and end of the study. The international student group scored approximately 17% and the Hungarian EFL group approximately 45% higher than their initial scores when the test was administered for the second time.

Elect become like water 3. royal not public 3. jump make 4. slow 4. manufacture 5. sorry 5. melt 6. total 6. 1 Illustration of items in the Vocabulary Levels Test at the 2,000word frequency level (Nation 1990) Longitudinal Developments in the Breadth of Vocabulary Knowledge 25 does not provide an exact measure of vocabulary size by specifying how many words are actually known by the students but describes students’ ability to recognize the meaning of the words at various word frequency levels (Schmitt, Schmitt, and Clapham 2001).

This test aims to measure learners’ knowledge of words at 2,000, 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 frequency levels. It also includes items from the Academic Word List, which contains approximately 570 word families commonly found in academic texts, but not included in the 1,000- or 2,000-word frequency lists (Coxhead 1998, 2000). This test gives students a list of six words and definitions for three of the words in the list. 1). From the test, inferences are drawn about the learners’ vocabulary knowledge by making reference to how many of the words the students correctly identified within each frequency band.

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