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Using dictionaries to estimate vocabulary size: Essential, but rarely followed, procedures

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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.

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(1993). Using dictionaries to estimate vocabulary size: Essential, but rarely followed, procedures. Language Testing, 10(1), 27-40. https://doi.org/10.1177/026553229301000102

Journal title

Language Testing

Volume

10

Issue

1

Publication date

01/01/1993

Pagination

27-40

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

18/08/2016

ISSN

0265-5322

eISSN

1477-0946

Language

en

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