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Measuring the vocabulary size of native speakers of English in New Zealand secondary schools

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posted on 22.06.2020 by Averil Coxhead, Paul Nation, D Sim
© 2015 New Zealand Association for Research in Education. The primary aim of this study was to examine the vocabulary size of native speakers of English in New Zealand secondary schools. Two equivalent forms of the 20,000 version of the vocabulary size test were used in this study. Two hundred and twenty-seven 13-18-year-old native speakers of English at secondary school took an individually administered version of the test. The data from this study fits with the vocabulary size estimates for younger native speakers of Biemiller and Slonim (J Educ Psychol 93:498-520, 2001). The results suggest that most native speakers at secondary school have enough general purpose vocabulary to cope with their reading at school, and any deliberate attention to vocabulary should focus on subject-specific vocabulary.
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(2015). Measuring the vocabulary size of native speakers of English in New Zealand secondary schools. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 50(1), 121-135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40841-015-0002-3

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New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies

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50

Issue

1

Publication date

01/01/2015

Pagination

121-135

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC

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Published

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Article

Online publication date

13/03/2015

ISSN

0028-8276

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2199-4714

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en

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