Using dictionaries to estimate vocabulary size: Essential, but rarely followed, procedures
journal contributionposted on 25.06.2020 by Paul Nation
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This article describes the steps that need to be followed when sampling from a dictionary to make a test of vocabulary size. Because these steps have not been followed, most published estimates of vocabulary size are misleading. © 1993, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.