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The Distribution of Word Families in College English Textbooks

Author: XuYingYing
Tutor: FanFengXiang
School: Dalian Maritime University
Course: Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords: Word Families Articles interpersonal vocabulary growth Word Families density Vocabulary coverage Vocabulary repetition rate
CLC: H319
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


An important part of the vocabulary teaching both college English teaching , is also a difficult part . Word family can well reflect the intrinsic link between the vocabulary , help guide the vocabulary teaching ; also can strengthen students lexicogrammar awareness , help with the affixes to expand vocabulary and to reduce the burden of vocabulary learning . This article from the perspective of the word family , based on the word of two hundred seventy thousand four sets of College English Intensive Textbooks corpus and the family table with the three words that define terms used family of four and six of the word family , research the following questions : vocabulary of the four sets of textbooks and a word frequency proportion of total vocabulary ; mode 2 four textbooks vocabulary growth ; 3, four sets of each set of teaching materials , each volume , and each lesson lexical density ; 4 . sets of teaching materials on the coverage of the three words the family table , and the three word family table in the four sets of textbooks chapter occasion vocabulary reproduction rate . The study results show that : 1 . Carried the word family merge , the vocabulary of the four sets of textbooks has made significant changes , the number of each set of lexical entries less than the number of pictogram 2,000-3,300 word group number in turn less than the number of headwords 1,200-1,800 ; frequency of a word family in each set of teaching materials the total number of word family proportion is lower than the frequency of a pictogram headwords , respectively, in the proportion of the total -shaped symbol and the word mesh . Compared to the pictogram and headwords growth curve , the growth curve of the word family of four sets of textbooks can better describe their vocabulary growth mode ; Brunet good fit model of vocabulary growth curves of the four sets of textbooks , so With this model predicts four textbooks any material outside of natural discourse vocabulary coverage , the data show that the four sets of teaching materials did not reach 95% coverage , and some textbook coverage is low . 3, four sets of textbooks lexical density overall difference is not great; some textbooks , four difficulty arrangement is not increasing ; and some textbooks have not arranged according to the degree of difficulty of the text . Coverage of the four sets of textbooks define the wording of the family table is relatively high , the low coverage of four word family table , the coverage of a minimum of six word family table ; definition of terms used family of four sets of textbooks articles interpersonal vocabulary repeat reached a relatively high ratio of five or more , low repetition rate of the four families of words , a minimum of six word family .

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