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Title: Can P_Lex Accurately Measure Lexical Richness in the Written Production of Young Learners of EFL?
Authors: Moreno Espinosa, Soraya
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Abstract: In this paper, we aim to shed light on the measurement of L2 lexical richness in the written production of primary school learners of EFL by means of a computational tool such as P_Lex (Meara & Bell, 2001). We consider it necessary to find out whether this instrument will be appropriate to analyse their embedded vocabulary, since as far as we know, this experimental tool has not been used to analyse the written production of learners with such a low proficiency level.
En este trabajo pretendemos arrojar luz sobre la evaluación de la riqueza léxica de la producción escrita de aprendices de inglés como lengua extranjera en primaria a través de una herramienta informática como P_Lex (Meara & Bell, 2001). Consideramos necesario investigar si este instrumento de evaluación en fase experimental es apropiado para analizar dicho vocabulario, puesto que no parece haber sido utilizado con anterioridad para analizar la producción escrita de aprendices de inglés con un nivel de competencia en lengua extranjera tan bajo.
Sponsorship: This investigation was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant no. BFF2003-04009-CO2-02) as part of the research project “The development of lexical competence in the acquisition of L2 English in primary education”, University of La Rioja, and Comunidad Autónoma de La Rioja (Grant F.P.I. 2005).
Publisher: Universidad de Granada
Keywords: P_Lex
Lexical richness
EFL young learners
Computer-mediated embedded vocabulary assesment
Riqueza léxica
Inglés como lengua extranjera
Evaluación
Vocabulario
Ordenador
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/29863
ISSN: 1697-7467
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Moreno Espinosa, S. Can P_Lex Accurately Measure Lexical Richness in the Written Production of Young Learners of EFL?. Porta Linguarum, 4: 7-21 (2005). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/29863]
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