Using dictionaries to estimate vocabulary size: Essential, but rarely followed, procedures
journal contributionposted on 2020-06-25, 02:20 authored by Paul NationPaul Nation
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.