Tag: Linguistics and Pedagogy,


Academic and Technical Vocabulary in the Corpus of Chemistry Research Articles

Many researchers mentioned about the importance of vocabulary to language learning especially, vocabulary for specific disciplines. However, there are some problems with selection of vocabulary to teach students because some teachers believe their intuition for choosing word families to teach. Therefore, Schmitt and Schmitt (2005) claimed that the best way to determine vocabulary frequency is


Deixis in the Language of Nursing

This paper outlines an approach in semantics and pragmatics which is used in different ways, that is called “Deixis”. Deixis is a technical term (from Greek) for one of the most basic things we do with utterances. It means ‘pointing’ via language and the linguistic form is called a deictic expression. (Yule 1996: 9). Deictic