Wordlists analysis

Specialised language categories

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Abstract

The study of lexical and grammatical patterns in the language that a learner must assimilate is important for pedagogical considerations. Therefore, the linguistic approach in ESP classrooms today is gaining its momentum. Additionally, the adoption of corpus-based language investigation has made the attempts even more accessible; many aspects of the specialised language can be described empirically and systematically. It has been discovered that word and structure frequencies of a specialised corpus are greatly different from a large corpus. They provide insights into the features of the specialised language. Hence, this paper demonstrates the different, yet useful information about a specialised language that can be discerned from the analysis of three types of wordlist; namely, frequency wordlist, keyword list and key-keyword list. The findings inform the features of the specialised language that need to be highlighted in an ESP classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1563-1581
Number of pages19
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Corpus
  • Frequency wordlist
  • Key-keyword list
  • Keyword list
  • Specialised language

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Wordlists analysis : Specialised language categories. / Khamis, Noorli; Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng, Imran Ho.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2013, p. 1563-1581.

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