Profiling the Academic Wordlist in Research Project of EFL University Students


The current study is a corpus-based lexical study that purposes to question the use of words in Coxhead’s (2000) Academic Word List (AWL) in research in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics. We compiled and investigated 52 research projects of EFL university students comprising of 1,071,558 words, which called the Research Project Corpus (RP). Our analysis acknowledged that, of 570 word families in the AWL, 287 appeared frequently in the corpus and the coverage accounted for 4.08% of the token in this corpus. Furthermore, this study identified non-academic word that appeared more than 50 times and examined high-frequency content words in the RP Corpus. The non-academic words are mostly nouns and adjectives that related to language education.

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Anchalee Veerachaisantikul, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand
Boonchai Srisassawatkul, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand

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Conference: ACAH2017
Stream: Humanities - Language, Linguistics

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