Where would general service vocabulary stop and special purposes vocabulary begin?
journal contributionposted on 2020-06-25, 02:15 authored by Paul NationPaul Nation, H Kyongho
Using frequency, text coverage, and range as criteria, this study looks at the dividing line between a general service vocabulary and a special purposes vocabulary. A general service vocabulary gives a good return for learning up to the 2000 word level and after that a special purposes vocabulary gives a better return for learning effort for those learners going on with special interests. © 1995.